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Talking Book Topics May–June 2017

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Library of Congress, Washington 2017
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

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Contents

In Brief

Books for Adults

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Books for Children

Childrenʼs Fiction

Children’s Nonfiction

Foreign Language Books

Audio Magazines

In Brief

Library of Congress Publishing Office draws attention to accessible media gap

“Without accessible books, the chances of living independently diminish significantly,” says Becky Brasington Clark, director of the Library of Congress Publishing Office. Since her appointment in March 2016, Clark has made digital accessibility a high priority. In the December/January issue of Against the Grain, a journal that covers the world of books, she cites the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped as a key part of the Library of Congress’s dedication to accessibility. More, Clark stresses the need to go further, inviting other publishers to join her in making “the short leap from born digital to born accessible” in all their publications. The article can be read online at www.against-the-grain.com/2017/01/v28-6-ditching-the-guillotine-an-education-in-accessibility External.

Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned, however, are not part of the NLS program, and their listings do not imply endorsement or support.

Guidebook to iOS accessibility updated

Patrons who use iOS devices may find helpful the newly updated volume iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch by Shelly Brisbin. Released in November, this revised edition covers iOS 10 and describes changes to VoiceOver, low-vision options, Switch Control, and other accessibility features. An expanded commercial app directory shares apps that are either designed specifically for accessibility or work well with VoiceOver. The book is available from www.iosaccessbook.com External in either ePub or PDF format and costs $20.

Audio-described tour available at U.S. Holocaust Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has released a new audio-described tour of two museum areas, the Hall of Witness and the Hall of Remembrance. Developed by the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project, the self-guided tour joins existing audio-described tours of the museum’s permanent exhibits in making the museum more accessible to people who are blind or have a visual disability. For more information about the museum, visit www.ushmm.org External or call (202) 488-0400 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week.

Access ride-sharing apps without a smartphone

A new service provides access to the taxicab-alternative apps Uber and Lyft for those who do not have a smartphone or dislike working with the user interface of the apps. Targeted toward senior citizens, GoGoGrandparent allows users to dial a toll-free number and speak with an operator, who will arrange for an Uber or Lyft driver to pick them up at their desired location. The service charges 19 cents per minute, which is automatically added to the cost of the ride. For more information, visit www.gogograndparent.com External or call 1-855-464-6872 (1-855-GOGO-USA) for service.

Books for Adults

Books listed in this issue of Talking Book Topics were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, including biographies, classics, westerns, mysteries, romances, and others.

Registered users may also immediately download all titles and magazines from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

Books within the headings Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction are listed alphabetically by subject category, author last name, and title. For example the title War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy would be listed in Adult Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Tolstoy.

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Adult Fiction

Adventure

Pirate
DB85263 9 hours 39 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
read by Scott Brick
Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo chase an eight-hundred-year-old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal murder, and a millionaire who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Their battle with him will either end in one of the most glorious finds in history or violent death. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Heart of Oak
DB85228 10 hours 51 minutes
by Alexander Kent
read by Joe Wilson
1818. Captain Adam Bolitho and Lowenna are preparing to wed when Adam receives word of a new command and orders to sail to North Africa on a diplomatic mission with a French ship. Then one of the ships becomes a sacrificial lamb. Some violence and some strong language. 2007.

This Is the Story of You
DB85284 5 hours 46 minutes
by Beth Kephart
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Seventeen-year-old Mira lives on a small island off the coast of New Jersey year-round. When a devastating superstorm strikes, her family is stuck on the mainland while she must face the storm’s wrath and face the destruction left behind. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The North Water
DB85324 9 hours 42 minutes
by Ian McGuire
read by John Keating
After returning to England from India and the Sepoy Rebellion, Patrick Sumner is without prospects, but joins the crew of a whaling expedition as the ship’s surgeon. When a cabin boy dies, Patrick hunts down the perpetrator, even as the ship comes dangerously close to the Arctic. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Family

Piece of Mind
DB85031 8 hours 17 minutes
by Michelle Adelman
read by Margaret Strom
When twenty-seven-year-old Lucy’s father dies, she moves in with her brother Nate, who is attending Columbia University. Despite being the younger sibling, Nate must help care for Lucy, who has dealt with traumatic brain injury since the age of three. Lucy learns to live in the world. Some strong language. 2016.

The Light of Paris
DB85259 12 hours 32 minutes
by Eleanor Brown
read by Cassandra Campbell
Chicago, 1999. Unhappy in her marriage, Madeleine has idealized Margie, the seemingly perfect grandmother she barely knew—until she discovers Margie’s secret 1924 Paris diary. Emboldened, and despite a disapproving mother, Madeleine leaves her husband and eventually travels to Paris, where she forges a new appreciation of Margie and reclaims herself. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Guineveres
DB85820 14 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Domet
read by Erin Bennett
Four unrelated girls named Guinevere are left by their parents to be raised by the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration. They grow up together and plot their futures. When four comatose soldiers arrive at the convent, however, their friendship is tested in unforeseen ways. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Here I Am
DB85529 17 hours 1 minute
by Jonathan Safran Foer
read by Ari Fliakos
The Jewish American Bloch family lives in Washington, DC, where Jacob and Julia are raising three boys, the oldest of whom is preparing for his bar mitzvah. The fragile state of the Bloch’s marriage reaches a crisis as an earthquake devastates the Middle East. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Stork Mountain
DB85182 11 hours 57 minutes
by Miroslav Penkov
read by Jeremy Gage
Three years after his grandfather cuts off contact with the family, a Bulgarian immigrant returns from America to search for him in the Strandja Mountains. As he travels, he remembers time spent with his grandfather, and he falls in love with a Muslim girl. 2016.

Fantasy

Glass Sword
DB84411 14 hours 20 minutes
by Victoria Aveyard
read by Nanette Savard
Barely escaping execution by the Silver-blooded royalty, Mare flees to the safety of the Reds but trusts no one. Her only hope is to find the other rare Reds with powers like her own and fight. Sequel to Red Queen (DB81314). Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Reader
DB85596 12 hours 33 minutes
by Traci Chee
read by Kim Mai Guest
Set in a world where reading is unheard of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down those who kidnapped her aunt Nin and to find out what really happened the night her father was murdered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Black Wolves: Black Wolves Trilogy, Book 1
DB84085 26 hours 54 minutes
by Kate Elliott
read by Joe Peck
Kellas was a captain of the legendary Black Wolves, elite soldiers of King Anjihosh. When the king is killed, the Black Wolves are disbanded. Years later, Anjihosh’s son faces threats from all directions and recalls Kellas to service. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Poisoned Blade
DB85210 13 hours 4 minutes
by Kate Elliott
read by Georgia Dolenz
Now a Fives Challenger, Jes travels the countryside to compete against adversaries. She uses the opportunity to search for her missing twin sister, Bettany, only to be thrown into the center of the war. Sequel to Court of Fives (DB82457). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound
DB85049 17 hours 44 minutes
by Rosamund Hodge
read by various narrators
Two novels, written between 2014 and 2015, inspired by classic fairy tales. In Cruel Beauty, Nyx resigns herself to her fate and marries the demon Gentle Lord, who has cursed her people. Includes Crimson Bound. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Jane Yellowrock, Books 5–7
DB84656 45 hours 26 minutes
by Faith Hunter
read by various narrators
Three books in the Jane Yellowrock series, written between 2012 and 2014. In Death’s Rival, someone is trying to replace Jane’s boss, Leo, as Master Vampire of New Orleans. Also includes Blood Trade and Black Arts. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Obelisk Gate
DB85323 13 hours 21 minutes
by N.K. Jemisin
read by Robin Miles
Essun, a powerful orogene who can control the very earth, has found shelter after the events of The Fifth Season (DB82240) but still searches for her daughter, Nassun. Essun’s old mentor, Alabaster, wants her help to end the season. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Curioddity
DB85539 12 hours 5 minutes
by Paul Jenkins
read by P.J. Ochlan
Insurance detective Will Morgan is hired by the curator of the Curioddity Museum to find a missing box of levity (the opposite of gravity). Will soon discovers a world of magic that can only be seen by learning to “un-look” at things. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Curse of Tenth Grave
DB85326 10 hours 35 minutes
by Darynda Jones
read by Lorelei King
Three gods are on Earth, and it is up to PI and grim reaper Charley Davidson to trap them before they can take her daughter. Things are complicated by the fact that one of those gods is the love of her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Everything Box
DB85347 12 hours 25 minutes
by Richard Kadrey
read by Ryan Dalusung
Coop is a thief with an immunity to magic. After a stint in jail, a friend gets him a job stealing a magical artifact. But a lot of other people are after the box, and whatever is inside might cause the end of the world. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Archivist Wasp
DB85535 10 hours 56 minutes
by Nicole Kornher-Stace
read by Abby Craden
Desperate and alone, Wasp makes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier to join him on a quest to the underworld. She hopes to find the ghost of his partner and, in the process, secure her position as Archivist. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Ghost Talkers
DB85374 8 hours 16 minutes
by Mary Robinette Kowal
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Spirit Corps, made up of psychic mediums like American heiress Ginger Stuyvesant, have trained soldiers during World War I to report back after death with enemy intelligence. When a German plot to destroy the Spirit Corps is suspected, Ginger must work to protect them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Nevernight
DB85378 20 hours 12 minutes
by Jay Kristoff
read by Holter Graham
In a world where multiple suns mean daylight is almost constant, Mia Corvere lost everything when her father was executed for treason. She escapes and trains at a school for assassins, determined to get revenge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Study in Sable
DB85203 11 hours 40 minutes
by Mercedes Lackey
read by Gemma Dawson
Psychics Nan and Sarah get a new assignment from their elemental master, the Wizard of London. They meet Sherlock Holmes, who asks them to help John and Mary Watson on a case involving a missing girl. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Court of Mist and Fury
DB85090 20 hours 27 minutes
by Sarah J. Maas
read by Anne Hancock
Now possessing the powers of the High Fae, Feyre’s heart remains human, and as she navigates the feared Night Court, a greater evil looms. Sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses (DB81722). Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Hike
DB85573 8 hours 10 minutes
by Drew Magary
read by Ryan Dalusung
Ben leaves his hotel for what he thinks will be a short walk in the nearby woods and gets lost. He encounters men wearing the skins of dogs, a cannibal giantess, and talking animals, all while being told he must stay on the path or die. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Once Broken Faith
DB85541 11 hours 30 minutes
by Seanan McGuire
read by Mary Robinette Kowal
Releasing the cure for elf-shot will have a huge impact on Faerie, leading the king and queen of the Westlands to gather a Convocation to debate the issue. Changeling knight Toby is ordered to attend. While there, he investigates the murder of an important guest. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Carry On
DB85471 13 hours 40 minutes
by Rainbow Rowell
read by Euan Morton
Simon Snow, from Fangirl (DB77545), returns to Watford School of Magicks, but he has trouble with his magic. To make matters worse, he has a questionable mentor, a romantic breakup, and there’s a monster running around wearing his face. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

Archmage and Maestro
DB84458 24 hours 26 minutes
by R.A. Salvatore
read by Peter Holdway
Two entries in a trilogy about dark elf warrior Drizzt, written in 2015 and 2016. Includes Archmage and Maestro, which together tell of Drizzt’s path to return home to Menzoberranzan, the underground drow city known as the City of Spiders. Some violence. 2016.

The Bands of Mourning
DB84692 14 hours 43 minutes
by Brandon Sanderson
read by Michael Kramer
After the interruption of his wedding to Lady Steris, Waxillium Ladrian sets off on a quest chasing rumors of relics known as the Bands of Mourning. The Bands are rumored to bestow the immense magical power of the Lord Ruler on anyone who holds them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Torch against the Night
DB85534 15 hours 12 minutes
by Sabaa Tahir
read by various narrators
After the events in An Ember in the Ashes (DB81519), powerful enemies and the Martial Empire’s army hunt Laia and Elias. Fleeing the city, the two plot a risky rescue of Laia’s brother from prison. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Cloudbound
DB85819 13 hours 4 minutes
by Fran Wilde
read by Raviv Ullman
Nat, a junior councilor of the Towers, wants to help his childhood friend Kirit. As one of the only Singers left free after the events of Updraft (DB82440), she is in danger from corrupt forces trying to consolidate power. The two discover secrets below the clouds. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

General

Keep Me Posted
DB85400 9 hours 26 minutes
by Lisa Beazley
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Once close sisters, Cassie and Sid have lost touch over the years. Sid challenges Cassie to a year of exchanging handwritten letters. They begin to confess things to each other that they don’t share with anyone else. But the letters then end up on the Internet. Some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Next: A Novel of Love, Revenge, and a Ghost Who Can’t Let Go
DB86192 10 hours 59 minutes
by Stephanie Gangi
read by Nicole Quinn
Dying from breast cancer, Joanna is so obsessed with her ex, Ned, that she fails to say goodbye to her two daughters and her beloved dog. Her obsession lasts beyond the grave, and as a ghost she seeks revenge on Ned, unable to rest in peace. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Adventurist
DB85319 10 hours 21 minutes
by J. Bradford Hipps
read by George Newbern
Software engineer Henry Hurt finds himself floundering and mired in his corporate responsibilities. After the death of his mother, Henry seeks escape through a quest for love and purpose, occasioned by a company crisis. While dodging a rival, he finds love and endangers family ties. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont
DB85231 5 hours 2 minutes
by Aris Janigian
read by Erik Sandvold
A screenwriter whose career is in decline agrees to meet Hollywood industry insider Lipchitz at the iconic Chateau Marmont before moving to Fresno. As he waits, the screenwriter reflects on his past and on life in the Hollywood machine, in contrast to the very different life in Fresno. Bestseller. 2016.

The Beautiful Bureaucrat
DB85329 4 hours 10 minutes
by Helen Phillips
read by Dina Pearlman
For her new job, Josephine works to input an endless string of numbers into “The Database.” Though not inclined to question her fortune after a long period of unemployment, Josephine grows increasingly anxious—a state that worsens when her husband disappears and returns. Her dread builds with other strange events. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
DB85268 8 hours 16 minutes
by Scott Stambach
read by Dan Bittner
A lifelong resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children, Ivan Isaenko turns everything into a game, manipulating people and events for his amusement. When Polina arrives, however, she challenges Ivan, and the two are soon drawn to each other. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Gothics

The Taxidermist’s Daughter
DB85286 11 hours 1 minute
by Kate Mosse
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Sussex, 1912. The body of a woman found dead in the local churchyard sparks the discovery of hidden and forgotten secrets. When Connie Gifford’s father goes missing, she must recover the memories an accident stole from her ten years ago to find answers. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2014.

Historical Fiction

A Fine Imitation
DB84689 10 hours 4 minutes
by Amber Brock
read by Julia Whelan
In 1920s Manhattan, Vera Bellington has everything in life that should, according to her mother, make her happy—a penthouse in an exclusive Park Avenue building, money, and an absent husband. When Emil Hallan is hired to paint a mural, Vera becomes fascinated with him and must decide what secrets to keep. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War Brides
DB85281 16 hours 55 minutes
by Helen Bryan
read by Jill Ferris
In the village of Crowmarsh Priors, five women from different walks of life bond during World War II. Elsie, Frances, Alice, Tanni, and Evangeline overcome past slights and support each other as they face life on the home front. Fifty years later, four gather to confront a traitor. Some violence. 2007.

Sudden Death
DB85226 7 hours 1 minute
by Álvaro Enrigue
read by Stephen Van Doren
Time and locations meander as the Italian artist Caravaggio and Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo play tennis with a ball made from the shorn locks of the executed English queen Anne Boleyn. Past and present merge to present questions to answers. Originally published in Spanish in 2013. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2016.

The Outside Lands
DB85367 10 hours 22 minutes
by Hannah Kohler
read by various narrators
Siblings Jeannie and Kip find their own way out from under their father’s supervision: Jeannie gets married, and Kip volunteers for the Vietnam War. After Kip is accused of a military crime, Jeannie joins an antiwar group intending to save him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Mischling
DB85815 10 hours 58 minutes
by Affinity Konar
read by Vanessa Johansson
Twins Pearl and Stasha Zagorski arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp with their mother and grandfather. They are soon taken away and become part of the experiment pool of Josef Mengele. Although taking comfort in being with each other and their private language, Pearl soon disappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Ballad Novels 8–10
DB84532 31 hours 34 minutes
by Sharyn McCrumb
read by Faith Potts
Three Southern historical fiction tales, written between 2010 and 2013. Includes The Devil amongst the Lawyers, set in 1934 Virginia; The Ballad of Tom Dooley, set in post-Civil War North Carolina; and King’s Mountain, featuring the Carolina Overmountain Men during the American Revolution. Some violence and some strong language. 2013.

The Last Days of Night
DB85501 13 hours 2 minutes
by Graham Moore
read by Johnathan McClain
Paul Cravath, fresh from Columbia Law School, has been hired by electricity pioneer George Westinghouse as part of his legal team fighting Thomas Edison. Cravath searches out Nikola Tesla in hopes that Tesla will assist Westinghouse. However, these giants of innovation lead Cravath on a merry dance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Ruler of the Night
DB86176 11 hours 55 minutes
by David Morrell
read by Neil Dickson
The conclusion to the De Quincey trilogy is based on the first real-life Victorian murder on an English train. The brilliant opium eater Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless adversary. Joining them are Scotland Yard detectives Ryan and Becker. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

I Always Loved You
DB85530 11 hours 10 minutes
by Robin Oliveira
read by Mozhan Marno
A decade after moving to Paris, artist Mary Cassatt grows disheartened when her work is rejected by the Paris Salon. Soon after, she meets Edgar Degas. Their partnership, both professional and possibly personal, changes the course of her life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Heavenly Table
DB85200 13 hours 57 minutes
by Donald Ray Pollock
read by Kirby Heyborne
1917. Three brothers—Cane, Cobb, and Chimney Jewett—leave Georgia after the death of their father and head out on a crime spree leading them north to Canada. In Ohio, they meet up with farmers Ellsworth and Eula Fiddler, who worry about their son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Empress of Bright Moon
DB85495 13 hours 4 minutes
by Weina Dai Randel
read by Emily Woo Zeller
On the death of the emperor, Mei, from The Moon in the Palace (DB85494), stands to lose all she has gained in the political games she has played. She and the other concubines are banished, but the lessons she learns may lead to glory. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Moon in the Palace
DB85494 12 hours 43 minutes
by Weina Dai Randel
read by Emily Woo Zeller
In the court of the Chinese emperor Taizong (598–649) of Tang, Mei has been chosen to be one of the fifteen concubines who serve the Inner Court. Though her command of traditional womanly skills is not the best, she draws the eye of both the emperor and his son. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Gentleman in Moscow
DB85533 17 hours 55 minutes
by Amor Towles
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
1922. Count Alexander Rostov has been judged by a Bolshevik tribunal and found to be an unrepentant aristocrat. Sentenced to house arrest for life, he joins the community in the luxurious Hotel Metropol. He tries to enjoy life and befriends a young girl who wants to be a princess. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Holidays

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel
DB85811 5 hours 25 minutes
by Debbie Macomber
read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
Julia Padden tries to spread joy in her life, especially around Christmas, but grouchy neighbor Cain Maddox doesn’t seem to have the holiday spirit. Julia decides to chronicle her attempts to be nice to Cain in an online blog. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Human Relationships

The Art of Crash Landing
DB85128 10 hours 55 minutes
by Melissa DeCarlo
read by Dale Allen
Pregnant and broke, Mattie Wallace learns she is her recently deceased maternal grandmother’s only heir. She heads to Oklahoma to claim her inheritance, and to find out why her mother fled home when she was a teen. Strong language. 2015.

Divas Series, Books 1–3
DB8458225 hours 18 minutes
by De’nesha Diamond
read by Teresa Willis
Three books published between 2010 and 2013, including Hustlin’ Divas, Street Divas, and Gangsta Divas. Ta’Shara wants more from life than being even peripherally associated with gangs, but her sister LeShelle’s activities draw her into the conflicts raging around them. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Divas Series, Books 4–6
DB84799 26 hours 42 minutes
by De’nesha Diamond
read by various narrators
Three books published between 2014 and 2016, including Boss Divas, King Divas, and Queen Divas. The war between sisters Ta’Shara and LeShelle escalates as loved ones die. Both fight for power, and the body count continues to grow. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Great American Whatever
DB85186 6 hours 25 minutes
by Tim Federle
read by Nick DePinto
Sixteen-year-old Quinn, an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister’s death, while his best friend Geoff forces him back into the world to face his new reality, starting with a college party. There, Quinn falls for a cute older guy. Strong language and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Nix
DB85467 21 hours 45 minutes
by Nathan Hill
read by Ari Fliakos
College professor Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother Faye in decades. When Faye is arrested for throwing stones at the governor, her lawyer asks Sam to help with her defense, leading him to dig into his mother’s past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bright, Precious Days
DB85256 13 hours 34 minutes
by Jay McInerney
read by Edoardo Ballerini
Russell and Corrine Calloway are living a dream life in New York City with their twin children. But they are on a financial precipice, as Russell runs a small, independent publishing company and Corrine devotes herself to feeding the poor. Then an old lover of Corrine’s returns. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living
DB85266 10 hours 12 minutes
by Louise Miller
read by Jorjeana Marie
After pastry chef Olivia Rawlings accidentally sets fire to the Boston supper club where she works, she heads off to visit her best friend in rural Vermont. Olivia gets a job at the local inn and finds herself falling for fiddle player Martin McCracken. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Losing It
DB85269 7 hours 12 minutes
by Emma Rathbone
read by Jorjeana Marie
Julia, a twenty-six-year-old virgin, decides to change her life. She moves to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the summer to live with her maiden aunt, who is also a virgin. While there, Julia takes the time to look at her relationships and face her fear of being alone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Two by Two
DB85812 15 hours 0 minutes
by Nicholas Sparks
read by Ari Fliakos
Russell Green is happily married with a daughter and a job as an advertising executive that he loves. He is stunned when he loses his wife and job in rapid succession, leaving him struggling to raise his daughter alone. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Hold Still
DB85363 7 hours 55 minutes
by Lynn Steger Strong
read by Kate Kiley
Maya has sent her twenty-year-old daughter, Ellie, to help out a friend’s family in Florida. The ways they relate to each other play out in the prolog and aftermath of an accident that cannot be corrected. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Road to You
DB85509 8 hours 10 minutes
by Alecia Whitaker
read by Alecia Whitaker
Country music star Bird Barrett, from Wildflower (DB80311), meets a cute roadie while on national tour. But when Bird moves to L.A., she is swept up in the Hollywood lifestyle, and it begins to affect her personal life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Art of Being Normal
DB852247 hours 58 minutes
by Lisa Williamson
read by Mare Trevathan
David and Leo, two British teens, form an unlikely friendship after an incident at school. But when David’s deepest secret gets out—that he wants to be a girl—things get very messy for both of them. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Humor

44 Scotland Street Series, Books 6–10
DB84653 39 hours 58 minutes
by Alexander McCall Smith
read by Jack Fox
Five entries, written between 2010 and 2015, in the continuing series chronicling the lives of young Bertie Pollock and his Edinburgh neighbors. Includes The Importance of Being Seven, Bertie Plays the Blues, Sunshine on Scotland Street, Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers, and The Revolving Door of Life. 2015.

Spontaneous
DB85366 9 hours 41 minutes
by Aaron Starmer
read by Alex McKenna
When teens begin to spontaneously combust in a suburban New Jersey high school, no one knows who will be next. The students begin to live their lives as if any moment might be their last. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Paradise Lodge
DB85523 9 hours 16 minutes
by Nina Stibbe
read by Helen Baxendale
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel, from Man at the Helm (DB81241), struggles with being a teenager as her mom has another baby. When she becomes a junior nurse at a retirement home, the various characters residing there teach Lizzie numerous life lessons. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Literature

Hollywood
DB85240 7 hours 14 minutes
by Charles Bukowski
read by Brian Hemmingsen
Henry Chinaski has been hired to pen a film for Hollywood. As the film progresses, he and his wife, Sarah, are drawn deeper into the insanity that is the movie industry. Directors, actors, agents, and lawyers all add to the growing absurdity of his life. Some strong language. 1989.

Complete Stories 1892–1898
DB84892 50 hours 53 minutes
by Henry James
read by J.P. Linton
Collection of twenty-one works, originally published in periodicals from 1892 to 1898, by the author of Complete Stories 1884–1891 (DB48594). Includes the novella “The Turn of the Screw,” in which a governess cares for orphaned children who are haunted by ghosts. 1898.

Complete Stories 1898–1910
DB84891 40 hours 4 minutes
by Henry James
read by Gary Tipton
Collection of thirty-one works, originally published in periodicals between 1898 and 1910, by the author of Complete Stories 1892–1898 (DB84892). Stories included contain supernatural themes, such as “The Jolly Corner;” explore society, such as “Daisy Miller;” and examine connections between people, as in “The Beast in the Jungle.” 1910.

Mystery and Detective

Lady Emily Mysteries, Books 1–4
DB85117 42 hours 31 minutes
by Tasha Alexander
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four historical mysteries, written between 2005 and 2009, featuring a widowed aristocrat. In And Only to Deceive, Lady Emily learns more about her late husband and soon finds that secrets are deadly. Also includes A Poisoned Season, A Fatal Waltz, and Tears of Pearl. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit, Books 1–6
DB84855 39 hours 14 minutes
by Mike Befeler
read by Jack Fox
Six novels, written between 2007 and 2014, featuring eighty-something-year-old amateur sleuth Paul Jacobson. Includes Retirement Homes Are Murder, Living with Your Kids Is Murder, Senior Moments Are Murder, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, Care Homes Are Murder, and Nursing Homes Are Murder. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Bluebeard’s Last Stand: A Gil Yates Private Investigator Novel
DB85335 6 hours 0 minutes
by Alistair Boyle
read by Erik Sandvold
Realtor-turned-private-investigator Gil Yates is hired by a client whose mother is embarking on a cruise with a younger boyfriend with a sordid past. Yates is to be on board to make sure that they don’t marry at sea—and that she doesn’t die like his previous wives. 1998.

The Dollhouse
DB85381 9 hours 55 minutes
by Fiona Davis
read by Tavia Gilbert
In the 1950s, aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side at the glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women in New York City while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success. A journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon’s glitzy past. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Jason Kolarich, Books 2–4
DB84640 37 hours 4 minutes
by David Ellis
read by Mark Ashby
Three novels set in the Midwest, written between 2011 and 2013, featuring former college-football star turned criminal-defense attorney Jason Kolarich. Includes Breach of Trust, The Wrong Man, and The Last Alibi, in which Kolarich’s murderous client frames him. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Burning Midnight
DB86178 7 hours 17 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Peter Larkin
Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest points to the lowest, which include the gangs of Mexicantown. A friend asks Walker to get his son’s brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs. Whether or not a middle-aged gringo can cool things off, Walker’s got to try. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel
DB86177 6 hours 15 minutes
by Janet Evanovich
read by Lorelei King
Larry Virgil missed his court date after he hijacked an eighteen-wheeler full of bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he leaves behind a truck loaded with ice cream and a dead body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Seaside Knitters, Books 10–11
DB85332 19 hours 33 minutes
by Sally Goldenbaum
read by various narrators
Two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring a group of knitters who double as amateur sleuths in their seaside village. In Trimmed with Murder, the holiday season is marred by the murder of a young woman who returned to claim an inheritance. Also includes Murder at Lambswool Farm. 2016.

The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins
DB85280 11 hours 34 minutes
by Antonia Hodgson
read by Jon Pinnow
After the events of The Devil in the Marshalsea (DB84858), Tom Hawkins is living with Kitty. While out one day, Tom is drawn into court intrigues, but he is soon fighting for his life when accused of a neighbor’s murder. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Commissario Guido Brunetti, Books 24–25
DB85123 16 hours 11 minutes
by Donna Leon
read by Stephen Van Doren
Two mysteries, written in 2015 and 2016, featuring Guido Brunetti, the Commissario of Police in Venice, Italy. In Falling in Love, he must identify a dangerously obsessive opera fan. In The Waters of Eternal Youth, he agrees to investigate the possible attempted drowning of a girl fifteen years earlier. 2016.

Wilde Lake
DB84652 10 hours 49 minutes
by Laura Lippman
read by Lindsay Ellison
Following her father, Lu Brant is the state’s attorney in Columbia, Maryland. Her first case is the vicious murder by a homeless man of a woman in her apartment. Meanwhile, past incidents color the life of Lu and her older golden-boy brother. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2016.

Stalking Jack the Ripper
DB85817 9 hours 28 minutes
by Kerri Maniscalco
read by Nicola Barber
In Victorian-era London, privileged seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose leads a secret life studying the practice of forensic medicine. She finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a gruesome serial killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

87th Precinct, Books 8–11
DB84457 24 hours 12 minutes
by Ed McBain
read by Gary Telles
Four novels, written between 1958 and 1960, in the series featuring the cops of the 87th Precinct. Includes Lady Killer, ‘Til Death, King’s Ransom, and Give the Boys a Great Big Hand, in which someone is leaving bloody severed hands all over the city. Strong language and some violence. 1960.

A Madness So Discreet
DB85402 8 hours 16 minutes
by Mindy McGinnis
read by Mare Trevathan
After becoming pregnant by rape, Grace Mae is sent to suffer in a Boston asylum. A visiting doctor helps her escape, however, and uses Grace’s intelligence and remarkable memory to catch a murderer. Some violence and some strong language. Edgar Award. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads; Original Stories by Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, C.J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, Ace Atkins, James Sallis, and Others
DB86194 9 hours 57 minutes
edited by Patrick Millikin
read by various narrators
Collection of crime stories about cars, driving, and the road provides a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series, Books 19–20
DB85121 15 hours 49 minutes
by Tamar Myers
read by Kristin Allison
Two mysteries, written between 2014 and 2016, featuring sleuthing Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder. In The Death of Pie, an acid-penned writer is poisoned. In Tea with Jam and Dread, Magdalena is hosting English nobility when one of them disappears over the edge of Lover’s Leap. Includes recipes. 2016.

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas: An Andy Carpenter Mystery
DB85822 6 hours 19 minutes
by David Rosenfelt
read by Grover Gardner
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s longtime friend Martha “Pups” Boyer takes in stray puppies and finds good homes for them. When a neighbor files a complaint against Pups for having too many pets—at Christmastime, no less—Andy happily takes Pups’s case. But when the neighbor turns up dead, Andy finds himself defending her against murder charges. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Macy Greeley, Books 1–3
DB85122 27 hours 55 minutes
by Karin Salvalaggio
read by various narrators
Three mysteries, written between 2014 and 2016, featuring Montana detective Macy Greeley. Includes Bone Dust White, Burnt River, and Walleye Junction, in which, after failing to save a kidnapped controversial radio host, Greeley is determined to identify his killer. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Key West Novels
DB84516 27 hours 23 minutes
by Laurence Shames
read by various narrators
Four novels, written between 1994 and 2015, set in Key West, Florida, and featuring a cast of screwballs, hustlers, and wise guys. Includes Scavenger Reef, in which a painter’s death makes his friends rich—until he reappears. Also includes Shot on Location, Tropical Swap, and Key West Luck. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Homicide in the House: A Washington Whodunit
DB85232 7 hours 2 minutes
by Colleen J. Shogan
read by Mare Trevathan
After the murder of her boss, a U.S. senator, in Stabbing in the Senate (DB83491), staffer Kit Marshall landed a job with freshman congresswoman Maeve Dixon. But when Dixon is found standing over the corpse of the Speaker of the House’s top staffer—after their public argument—Kit must investigate again. Some strong language. 2016.

Fina Ludlow, Books 1–3
DB85165 39 hours 19 minutes
by Ingrid Thoft
read by Erin Jones
Three novels, written between 2013 and 2015, featuring law school dropout Fina Ludlow, who works as a private investigator for her father’s Boston law firm. Includes Loyalty, Identity, and Brutality, in which Fina takes on a freelance case from a former college soccer star who was injured. Strong language. 2015.

Murder in Morningside Heights
DB85287 9 hours 54 minutes
by Victoria Thompson
read by Erik Sandvold
Now quite wealthy, former NYC police detective Frank Malloy has opened a private detective agency to fill his time. His new clients are the Northrups of Tarrytown, who want him to solve the murder of their daughter Abigail, who was a new teacher at a women’s college. His wife Sarah helps investigate. 2016.

Lonesome Road
DB85225 6 hours 57 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Elaine Grant
A woman who has inherited her father’s estate begins to feel threatened by her relatives. She hires governess-turned-private investigator Miss Silver to find out if the threats are real. 1939.

Miss Silver, Books 20–21
DB85279 16 hours 44 minutes
by Patricia Wentworth
read by Abigail Maupin
Two mysteries, written in 1953 and 1954, featuring Miss Maud Silver, a retired governess and teacher who became a private detective in London. In Anna, Where Are You?, a young governess disappears. In The Watersplash, Miss Silver believes a man found dead in a watersplash met with foul play. 1954.

Occult and Horror

The Morganville Vampires, Books 13–15
DB84549 39 hours 52 minutes
by Rachel Caine
read by Margaret Strom
Books thirteen through fifteen, written between 2012 and 2013. Includes Bitter Blood, Fall of Night, and Daylighters. A television program comes to Morganville to film ghosts, but threatens to expose the vampires as tensions rise. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Accident Season
DB85472 7 hours 27 minutes
by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
read by Colby Minifie
Every October Cara and her family become mysteriously and dangerously accident-prone, but this year—the year Cara, her ex-stepbrother, and her best friend are seventeen—is when Cara will begin to unravel the accident season’s dark origins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2015.

The Fireman
DB84824 22 hours 26 minutes
by Joe Hill
read by Brandon Bujnowski
A pandemic known as Dragonscale has swept the planet, causing the afflicted to develop markings on their skin and then burst into flame. A nurse who contracts Dragonscale wants to avoid quarantine long enough to give birth to her child. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2016.

Department Nineteen, Books 1–3
DB83677 49 hours 39 minutes
by Will Hill
read by Mark Delgado
Books one through three, written between 2011 and 2013, featuring a secret government agency and their supernatural war. In Department Nineteen, when Jamie’s mother is kidnapped, he is recruited by the government to slay monsters. Includes The Rising and Battle Lines. Violence. For senior high and older readers. 2013.

The Visitor
DB85184 10 hours 24 minutes
by Amanda Stevens
read by Catherine Byers
Charleston cemetery restorer Amelia Gray can see the spirit world. She hears about a job restoring the Kroll colony cemetery, the site of a mass death where the dead are not resting quietly. There seems to be a connection between the tragedy and Amelia’s past. Violence and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

And I Darken
DB84693 13 hours 29 minutes
by Kiersten White
read by Fiona Hardingham
When a female child is born to Vlad Dracula in Transylvania, in 1435, she is rejected by him and ignored by her mother. Lada Dragwlya, a vicious and brutal princess, is destined to rule and destroy her enemies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Psychological Themes

The Good Father
DB85370 12 hours 34 minutes
by Noah Hawley
read by various narrators
Dr. Allen, Chief of Rheumatology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally. Allen’s twenty-year-old son from his first marriage is caught on video as the assassin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

The Girl Who Fell
DB85223 9 hours 42 minutes
by S.M. Parker
read by Kristin Allison
When the new boy in school, Alec, sweeps Zephyr off her feet, their passionate romance takes a dangerous turn when Alec starts manipulating her, and Zephyr fails to acknowledge what others see. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things
DB85405 6 hours 5 minutes
by Iain Reid
read by Celeste Lawson
The unnamed protagonist is driving with her boyfriend, Jake, to meet his parents. After an awkward evening at the family farm, she and Jake are heading home when he unexpectedly abandons her at an empty high school. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Religious Themes

The Preacher’s Lady
DB85292 6 hours 11 minutes
by Lori Copeland
read by Cecelia Riddett
1884, Wisconsin. When they were teens, Elly Sullivan and Bo Garrett were in love. Wanting to see the world a bit before they married, Bo left, saying he’d be back in a month. Eight years later he returns, having rededicated his life to God, and he wants Elly back. 2016.

Amish Vines and Orchards, Books 1–4
DB85040 48 hours 35 minutes
by Cindy Woodsmall
read by various narrators
Four novels of Amish woman Rhoda Byler and her struggles to use her gift for growing things while balancing her faith, her community, her business venture, and love. Contains A Season for Tending, The Winnowing Season, For Every Season, and Seasons of Tomorrow. 2014.

Romance

The Rose and the Dagger
DB85270 11 hours 46 minutes
by Renée Ahdieh
read by Ariana Delawari
Unsure who to trust, Shahrzad takes matters into her own hands and attempts to break the curse so that she may reunite with her true love. Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn (DB81926). Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

And Then Comes Marriage
DB85519 10 hours 41 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Victoria Aston
Widow Miranda Talbot is finally free of her neglectful husband and controlling sister-in-law. She is being courted by Pollux Worthington when an accident introduces her to his identical twin brother, Castor. The brothers have always been competitive, and now Miranda is the prize they both seek. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

When She Said I Do
DB85493 12 hours 3 minutes
by Celeste Bradley
read by Victoria Aston
England, 1816. When her family takes refuge in what she thinks is an abandoned mansion during a thunderstorm, Calliope Worthington is accused by homeowner Ren Porter of trying to steal a necklace. To prevent a duel, Calliope agrees to marry Ren, who plans to make her earn back each pearl. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Calendar Girl, Volumes 1–4
DB84556 49 hours 7 minutes
by Audrey Carlan
read by Theresa Conkin
Mia Saunders needs a million dollars to pay off loan sharks who are after her father. She becomes a high- priced escort, spending each month of the year with a different rich man. Collects four anthologies, written in 2015 and 2016, each containing three novellas named for a month of the year. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Ultimate, Books 1–4
DB84950 54 hours 47 minutes
by Lori Foster
read by various narrators
Four contemporary romances featuring mixed martial arts fighters, written between 2014 and 2016. In No Limits an inheritance reunites a fighter with the woman he once saved. Also includes Holding Strong, Tough Love, and Fighting Dirty. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Wedding Dress
DB85222 10 hours 26 minutes
by Rachel Hauck
read by Mare Trevathan
Bridal boutique owner Charlotte is having a hard time finding her own perfect wedding dress, when she discovers a beautiful vintage gown in a battered trunk at an estate sale. Charlotte becomes determined to discover the history of the dress and the women who wore it. 2012.

Beacons of Hope, Books 1–3
DB85277 32 hours 10 minutes
by Jody Hedlund
read by various narrators
Three Christian romances written between 2014 and 2016 about lighthouse keepers in nineteenth-century Michigan. Love Unexpected features a marriage of convenience between a lighthouse keeper and a woman left stranded by a shipwreck. Also includes Hearts Made Whole and Undaunted Hope. 2016.

Duke of Sin
DB8469011 hours 34 minutes
by Elizabeth Hoyt
read by Ashford MacNab
Bridget Crumb poses as housekeeper to Valentine Napier, Duke of Montgomery, to search for papers the duke is using to blackmail her mother. When Val finds her searching his bedroom, Bridget might just discover why he is known as the Duke of Sin. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Mistake
DB84695 10 hours 35 minutes
by Elle Kennedy
read by Lorelei Avalon
College hockey star John Logan has his pick of campus girls, but he can’t stop thinking about Grace, the one who got away. He plans to spend his final year proving to Grace that he’s worth a second chance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Score
DB85520 11 hours 43 minutes
by Elle Kennedy
read by various narrators
As graduation approaches, Allie Hayes doesn’t know what she will do after college and feels lost after the end of a long relationship. Hockey star Dean Di Laurentis is the perfect distraction, but he certainly isn’t boyfriend material. But what if he wants to be? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
DB85289 13 hours 7 minutes
edited by Stephanie Perkins
read by Mare Trevathan
Collection of twelve short summer romance stories for teens. Includes works by Leigh Bardugo, Libba Bray, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, and more. In Lev Grossman’s “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” a day repeats itself for two teens. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

‘Til Death Do Us Part
DB85401 9 hours 48 minutes
by Amanda Quick
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
Calista Langley, a matchmaker in Victorian London, has a stalker. She does not know where to turn, until she meets Trent Hastings, a mystery author suspicious of Calista’s service. As the admirer’s attentions grow more intense, Trent agrees to help Calista investigate. Some violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

What You Always Wanted
DB85288 7 hours 17 minutes
by Kristin Rae
read by Mare Trevathan
Theater geek Maddie’s dream guy resembles the classic Hollywood heartthrob, like Gene Kelly. When Jesse, the new star pitcher of the high school baseball team, moves in next door, Maddie must reconcile her fantasy with a potentially amazing reality. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

Psy-Changeling Series, Books 12–14
DB83775 48 hours 34 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Eva Wilhelm
Three paranormal romances, written between 2013 and 2015, with shapeshifters and psychics. Includes Heart of Obsidian, Shield of Winter, and Shards of Hope, about Aiden and Zaira, two psychics fleeing the PsyNet for shelter in a changeling pack. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Science Fiction

Grimspace
DB85469 9 hours 42 minutes
by Ann Aguirre
read by Suzanna Duff
Accused of causing a horrible starship jump accident she doesn’t even remember, starship navigator Sirantha Jax is in custody until psi pilot March breaks her out. March wants to use her as a tool against the Farwan Corporation, but Jax needs to decide her own course. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Saga of Seven Suns, Books 6–7
DB84670 38 hours 13 minutes
by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Brandon Bujnowski
Books six and seven of the series, first published in 2007 and 2008. In Metal Swarm, the Hansa’s brutal chairman struggles to crush resistance, as King Peter forms a new confederation. Includes The Ashes of Worlds, the series’ final book. Sequel to The Saga of Seven Suns, Books 4–5 (DB84221). Some violence. 2008.

The Saga of Shadows, Books 1–2
DB85179 42 hours 19 minutes
by Kevin J. Anderson
read by Brandon Bujnowski
The first two books, written between 2014 and 2015, in a series set twenty years after The Saga of Seven Suns (DB84061). In The Dark between the Stars, a new threat emerges from the darkness, and humanity must set aside inner conflicts to rebuild an alliance with the Ildiran Empire. Also includes Blood of the Cosmos. Some violence. 2015.

Impact: Outer Earth, Book 3
DB85368 13 hours 46 minutes
by Rob Boffard
read by various narrators
Survivors are discovered on Earth, though the planet was thought to be uninhabitable. Riley travels on a ship with a group of terrorists planning to brave the planet’s atmosphere. When the ship crashes, however, Riley is left alone in a barren wilderness, fighting for survival. Sequel to Zero-G: Outer Earth, Book 2 (DB85311). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Zero-G: Outer Earth, Book 2
DB85311 13 hours 2 minutes
by Rob Boffard
read by various narrators
A vengeful doctor blackmails Riley, hoping to force her to break a dangerous prisoner out of jail. To make matters worse, a lethal virus spreads throughout Outer Earth. It’s up to Riley to help find a cure and save the remnants of humanity. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Cold Between
DB85333 15 hours 2 minutes
by Elizabeth Bonesteel
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
While on shore leave, Commander Elena Shaw has an affair with Treiko Zajec, a local man with a mysterious past. When her crewmate Danny is killed, Elena is shocked to learn that Zajec is the prime suspect. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

The Rule of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance
DB85320 11 hours 32 minutes
by Catherine Cerveny
read by Helen Wick
Famed tarot-card reader Felicia Sevigny’s future turns dark after Russian crime leader Alexei Petriv demands a reading and makes her a pawn in his plot to overthrow the all-knowing government. She must decide if she trusts him before the future of humanity is threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Time Siege
DB85814 18 hours 51 minutes
by Wesley Chu
read by Kevin T. Collins
James Griffin-Mars has gained allies—scientists he rescued from previous centuries—some of whom hope to salvage Earth from its current wasteland state. He has also gained enemies, however, including the full military might of the solar system, led by ruthless security head Kuo. Sequel to Time Salvager (DB82186). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dark Matter
DB85205 10 hours 10 minutes
by Blake Crouch
read by Jon Lindstrom
After being kidnapped, Jason Dessen wakes up to an unfamiliar life in which his wife is not his wife and he has no son. Rather than a college professor, Jason finds he is a celebrated genius of remarkable achievement. He struggles to determine which life is real. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

On the Edge of Gone
DB85282 10 hours 24 minutes
by Corinne Duyvis
read by Mare Trevathan
In 2035, a comet hits Earth, and life on our planet struggles to survive the event. Sixteen-year-old Denise, who is autistic, tries to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother as the disasters begin. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

United as One: The Lorien Legacies, Book 7
DB85218 11 hours 50 minutes
by Pittacus Lore
read by Alec Volz
The final fight against the Mogadorian invasion has begun, and the Garde are no longer alone in their battle. Now human legacies are developing in teens all across the globe. Sequel to The Fate of Ten (DB83229). Violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2016.

The Last Days of New Paris
DB85325 5 hours 41 minutes
by China Miéville
read by Ralph Lister
1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer—and occult disciple—Jack Parsons unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares. 1951. Lone surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks the streets of a hallucinogenic Paris that is trapped in an unending conflict between the Nazis and the Resistance, stalked by the forces of hell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Solar Express
DB85181 21 hours 2 minutes
by L.E. Modesitt
read by Richard Davidson
When a comet is discovered to be an alien structure on a trajectory toward the sun, it sparks a race among Earth’s nations to study and gain control of it. As the artifact approaches the sun, however, it begins to alter the star in strange ways, and tensions escalate on Earth. 2015.

Artefact: The Lazarus War, Book 1
DB85524 14 hours 57 minutes
by Jamie Sawyer
read by Jeff Harding
Mankind has become locked in warfare with an insidious alien race. The soldiers of the Simulant Operation Programme, an elite military team that remotely operates avatars in dangerous conflicts, are its main defense. Captain Conrad Harris has earned the nickname Lazarus after running simulant bodies through hundreds of deaths. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Legion: The Lazarus War, Book 2
DB85468 15 hours 9 minutes
by Jamie Sawyer
read by Jeff Harding
After surviving their ordeal on Helios, Harris and his elite Simulant Operations team, the Lazarus Legion, face a mission to the perilous, unexplored region of the Damascus Rift, where another Artefact has been discovered. Sequel to Artefact: The Lazarus War, Book 1 (DB85524). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Origins: The Lazarus War, Book 3
DB85497 14 hours 28 minutes
by Jamie Sawyer
read by Jeff Harding
The Krell Empire has wreaked such devastation that military command is desperate for a new strategy. Harris and his team are sent on a mission that could finally turn the tide of the war. Sequel to Legion: The Lazarus War, Book 2 (DB85468). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Redemption: A Lazarus War Novella
DB85508 3 hours 14 minutes
by Jamie Sawyer
read by Sasha Dunbrooke
A reunion is disrupted when a catastrophe strikes the space station. The crew of the Edison find themselves fighting for their lives, and Taniya discovers that she is not the only member of the crew with a secret. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

More than Human
DB85239 8 hours 59 minutes
by Theodore Sturgeon
read by Michael Kramer
A group of individuals with superhuman talents struggles to determine who they are and whether they are meant to save or destroy humanity. Their skills include mind reading, telekinesis, teleportation, genius intellect, and more. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1953.

Tor.com Collection: Season 2
DB85375 38 hours 12 minutes
by Tor.com
read by various narrators
A collection originally published as separate pieces in the winter of 2016 by Tor.com. Includes work by Emily Foster, Seanan McGuire, K.J. Parker, Victor LaValle, David Tallerman, Matt Wallace, Andy Remic, Michael R. Underwood, Tim Lebbon, and Guy Haley. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Behind the Throne: The Indranan War, Book 1
DB85372 13 hours 36 minutes
by K.B. Wagers
read by Angèle Masters
Fugitive gunrunner Hailimi Bristol has made a name for herself for many things except what she was born to do—rule the Indranan Empire. Then two Trackers drag her home to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir. Hail is soon caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Necessity
DB85328 10 hours 39 minutes
by Jo Walton
read by Noah Michael Levine
After the events of The Philosopher Kings (DB82698), Zeus moved the entire Just City experiment to the distant planet Plato. Now more than a generation has passed. Pytheas dies as a human, returning immediately in his full glory as Apollo. Then a human ship from Earth appears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Short Stories

The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses, 2015
DB84459 27 hours 28 minutes
edited by Bill Henderson
read by Robert Sams
Sixty-five pieces of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, originally published by small presses. Includes works from Russell Banks, author of A Permanent Member of the Family (DB77852), and Louise Glück, author of Poems 1962–2012 (DB79850). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

Spies and Espionage

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Into the Fire
DB85525 9 hours 27 minutes
by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi
read by Henry Leyva
After a team of assassins murders a high-ranking North Korean general and his family and an American ship is attacked, Op-Center intelligence discovers a secret alliance between China and North Korea. All sides marshal their forces for a confrontation at sea. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Out of the Ashes
DB85511 10 hours 52 minutes
by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi
read by Scott Sowers
The President executes an emergency order to reinstate Op-Center after terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country. A renegade Saudi prince hopes to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. It is up to Op-Center’s agents to stop him. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Scorched Earth
DB85526 8 hours 9 minutes
by George Galdorisi
read by Peter Berkrot
An American general is kidnapped while in Syria, and a terrorist leader viciously beheads him on live television. When the terrorist’s son is killed in a retaliatory bombing raid, he soon seeks revenge on American soil. It is up to Op-Center to stay one step ahead of this ruthless enemy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Vagabond
DB85183 16 hours 39 minutes
by Gerald Seymour
read by Jason Culp
Danny Curnow once ran agents and informers under the call sign Vagabond. Now retired, he receives a call from an old boss looking for help with violence in Northern Ireland. MI5’s Gaby Davies will be running double agent Ralph Exton in brokering an arms deal with a Russian. Violence and strong language. 2014.

Suspense

You Will Know Me
DB84687 9 hours 13 minutes
by Megan Abbott
read by Lauren Fortgang
How far would you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter—a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful—compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits—until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Since She Went Away
DB85243 11 hours 23 minutes
by David Bell
read by Catherine Byers
One night three months ago, single mom Jenna was late arriving at the park where she had arranged to meet her best friend, Celia—and Celia hasn’t been seen since. Jenna’s search for her is interrupted when her son’s mysterious girlfriend goes missing. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Somebody I Used to Know
DB85246 9 hours 47 minutes
by David Bell
read by Mark Delgado
Twenty years ago, Nick Hansen’s college girlfriend died in a fire. Now he sees her doppelganger in the grocery store, but she runs off. The next day the police inform Nick that the look-alike has been found murdered—with his name and address in her pocket. Some strong language. 2015.

Capitol Betrayal
DB85177 11 hours 36 minutes
by William Bernhardt
read by Joe Wilson
While in a meeting with the president, Kincaid and the entire group are whisked into an underground emergency operations center. A foreign dictator has hacked America’s nuclear defense system and is holding the nation hostage. To Kincaid’s dismay, the president begins to fall apart under the pressure. Sequel to Capitol Offense (DB71354). Violence and strong language. 2010.

Die of Shame
DB85173 11 hours 16 minutes
by Mark Billingham
read by David Hartley-Margolin
When the London police find a woman long dead in her apartment, their investigation leads to a group of recovering addicts who meet at their therapist’s home on Mondays. One of them is most likely responsible for killing the victim. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Sting
DB85376 11 hours 42 minutes
by Sandra Brown
read by Stephen Lang
When businesswoman Jordie Bennet locks eyes with Shaw Kinnard in a disreputable bar, Jordie doesn’t realize Shaw—hoping to find the thirty million dollars her brother stole—is here to abduct her. Soon, however, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits and each other to stay alive. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Devils of Cardona
DB85316 13 hours 4 minutes
by Matthew Carr
read by Robertson Dean
In sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians. An adviser to King Philip II appoints incorruptible local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel
DB86175 13 hours 9 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
In 1996, while he is still in the army, Reacher, along with an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst, is told that a jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier—who is overheard whispering a chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story
DB85466 1 hour 29 minutes
by Lee Child
read by Dick Hill
After hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians into the dense forests of Maine, Jack Reacher discovers that a trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it’s a drill. Or maybe it’s the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Death Match
DB85197 13 hours 45 minutes
by Lincoln Child
read by Barrett Whitener
A young couple are found dead in their Flagstaff home after committing double suicide, and alarms go off in the offices of Eden Incorporated, the high-tech matchmaking company that brought them together. As ex-FBI forensic psychologist Christopher Lash investigates, a second Eden couple are found dead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Robert B. Parker’s Debt to Pay
DB85264 8 hours 53 minutes
by Reed Farrel Coleman
read by James Naughton
When a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered, police chief Jesse Stone suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits—and against Stone’s ex-wife Jenn as well. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Obsession Falls
DB85806 14 hours 29 minutes
by Christina Dodd
read by January LaVoy
While out in the Idaho woods sketching, Taylor Summers thwarts a pair of hired killers who are trying to kidnap a young boy. Now she is the target, hiding under an assumed name in Virtue Falls, Washington. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Widowmaker
DB84627 10 hours 2 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Henry Leyva
Distressed Amber Langstrom tells Mike Bowditch that her son Adam is a wrongfully convicted sex offender who vanished from a brutal work camp in the high timber around the Widowmaker Ski Resort. She also claims that he is the illegitimate son of Mike’s late diabolical father. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The One Man
DB85542 12 hours 43 minutes
by Andrew Gross
read by Edoardo Ballerini
1944. Washington, D.C., intelligence officer Nathan Blum has a skill set the U.S. suddenly needs—fluency in German and Polish. Now, he must take on the most dangerous assignment of his life—sneaking into Auschwitz to find and escape with one man who possesses valuable knowledge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Before the Fall
DB84691 12 hours 57 minutes
by Noah Hawley
read by Robert Petkoff
On a foggy summer night, eleven people—ten privileged, one a down-on-his-luck painter—depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet for New York. The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter and a four-year-old boy, who is now the remaining member of an immensely wealthy media mogul’s family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

IQ
DB86173 9 hours 10 minutes
by Joe Ide
read by Sullivan Jones
The LAPD is barely keeping up with East Long Beach’s high crime rate. Loner and high school dropout Isaiah takes on the unsolved cases. To get by, he’s also forced to take on clients who can pay—like a rap mogul whose life is in danger. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Couple Next Door
DB85538 8 hours 42 minutes
by Shari Lapena
read by Kirsten Potter
Anne and Marco are having dinner at their next-door neighbors’ house, taking turns going home to check on their sleeping baby every half hour and using a monitor. But when they return for the night, she is missing. And each must hide something from the police. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.

Jake Lassiter, Books 8–11
DB84716 25 hours 32 minutes
by Paul Levine
read by Jeff Allin
Four entries, written between 2011 and 2015, in the series featuring second-string linebacker turned night-school Miami lawyer, Jake Lassiter. Includes Lassiter, Last Chance Lassiter, State vs. Lassiter, and Bum Rap, in which a fellow attorney is charged with murder. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Maureen Coughlin, Books 1–3
DB84949 32 hours 11 minutes
by Bill Loehfelm
read by various narrators
Three novels, written between 2006 and 2014, about Maureen Coughlin, a down-and-out Staten Island cocktail waitress who becomes a New Orleans cop. Includes The Devil She Knows, The Devil in Her Way, and Doing the Devil’s Work. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

Behind Closed Doors
DB85265 8 hours 25 minutes
by B.A. Paris
read by Georgia Maguire
Jack has looks and wealth, and his wife, Grace, has charm and elegance. It’s difficult to get to know Grace better, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Grace never answers the phone and can never meet for coffee. And there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Woman of God
DB86191 9 hours 17 minutes
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
read by Therese Plummer
The world learns news of a new historic pope. But from Brigid Fitzgerald’s difficult childhood to her career as a doctor healing the wounded in Sudan, her convictions have made her the target of all those who fear that the Church has lost its way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Obsidian Chamber: A Pendergast Novel
DB86193 12 hours 57 minutes
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
read by Rene Auberjonois
FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast is missing after the events of Crimson Shore (DB83066), and his ward Constance is kidnapped when she returns to the home they share. Pendergast’s bodyguard Proctor must try to rescue her from her captor, Pendergast’s own brother, Diogenes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Bone Labyrinth: A Sigma Force Novel
DB85135 16 hours 42 minutes
by James Rollins
read by Clay Teunis
An archaeologist discovers an underground Catholic chapel holding the bones of a Neanderthal woman and paintings depicting monstrous shadowy figures. Before anything further can be discovered, however, the team is attacked. Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma are plunged into a battle for humanity’s future. Violence and strong language. 2015.

Escape Clause
DB85774 9 hours 57 minutes
by John Sandford
read by Eric Conger
When two rare Amur tigers vanish from the Minnesota zoo, authorities fear that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need—as Virgil Flowers is about to find out. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Watching Edie
DB85473 9 hours 8 minutes
by Camilla Way
read by various narrators
Beautiful, creative Edie is now a thirty-three-year-old waitress, pregnant, and alone. But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. Edie’s about to learn that those you hurt never really let you go. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Smooth Operator
DB85262 7 hours 7 minutes
by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
read by Tony Roberts
President Kate Lee’s latest potentially disastrous situation requires a different kind of expertise than that of Stone Barrington. He suggests Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War Stories

Noonday
DB85229 9 hours 45 minutes
by Pat Barker
read by Martha Harmon Pardee
In the days of the London Blitz, Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant, and Kit Neville, from Toby’s Room (DB75837), work on the home front. Relationships they thought were sorted are upended once more. Elinor will be faced with a life-changing choice. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2015.

War and Turpentine
DB85548 11 hours 55 minutes
by Stefan Hertmans
read by Nicholas Guy Smith
Urbain Martien leaves behind two notebooks when he dies in 1981. They contain the whole of his life—experiences as an artist, soldier, and survivor of World War I. His grandson finds them and shares Urbain’s experiences, even as he tries to understand his own life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Anatomy of a Soldier
DB85498 10 hours 5 minutes
by Harry Parker
read by various narrators
In a war zone in the Mideast, British captain Tom Barnes leads his troops. Inanimate objects share the stories of the inhabitants of the area, before and after Barnes and his unit are involved in an IED explosion. Barnes loses his legs and must relearn how to live. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Westerns

The Big Drift
DB85215 7 hours 32 minutes
by Patrick Dearen
read by Jon Huffman
In the winter of 1884, cowboy Will Brite finds himself trapped under his horse with a blizzard descending. On-the-run former slave Zeke Boles becomes his unexpected savior, and Will offers him shelter. After a brutal cattle run the next spring, their lives are forever linked. Some strong language. 2014.

Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack
DB85261 8 hours 5 minutes
by Robert Knott
read by Rex Linn
Appaloosa continues to prosper, but this draws in a slew of trouble in the form of carpetbaggers, gamblers, thieves, and more. The newest menace in town is Boston Bill Black, the owner of the new casino. After finding himself wanted for murder, Boston Bill vanishes. Sequel to Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge (DB80234). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Dance with the Devil: The Devil’s Own, Book 1
DB85214 13 hours 4 minutes
by JD March
read by Andy Pyle
Skilled gunfighter Johnny Fierro learns that his estranged father is fighting to keep his land and eagerly seeks the chance to kill him. He had not bargained, however, on a share of the ranch, a previously unknown brother, and the truth about his past. Strong language and some violence. 2014.

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Adult Nonfiction

Animals and Wildlife

Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself
DB85257 8 hours 53 minutes
by Julie Barton
read by Julie Barton
Memoir of a woman who found herself in a deep depression, considering suicide. She credits a big part of her recovery to the golden retriever puppy she adopted, who gave her unconditional love and companionship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Arts

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
DB85216 9 hours 57 minutes
by Olivia Laing
read by Nancy Lynne Walters
Writer recounts her own experiences moving to New York City in her mid-thirties, interwoven with her analyses of artwork about solitude and loneliness in a city setting. Discusses the lives of the artists behind the works and the ways being alone influenced their art. 2016.

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader
DB83262 21 hours 26 minutes
by Linda Nochlin
read by Mary Kane
Collection of essays and writings from the 1970s to the 2010s about women artists, by professor of art and art history. Includes profiles of Miriam Schapiro, Florine Stettheimer, Mary Cassatt, Deborah Kass, Cecily Brown, and Natalie Frank, among others. Discusses feminism, a woman’s place in public space, and more. 2015.

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse, and the Birth of Modernist Art
DB86170 12 hours 53 minutes
by Sue Roe
read by Emma Bering
Examines the Montmartre district in Paris between 1900 and 1911—the year Pablo Picasso arrived and the year an aggressive reconstruction program began. Discusses the artists and gallery owners active in the area and the impact of the social history of the area on the development of the art scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Astronomy

Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction
DB85625 3 hours 37 minutes
by Owen Gingerich
read by J.P. Linton
Leading authority recaps the life of the sixteenth-century cosmologist who argued that the sun was the center of our solar system. Discusses the ways Copernicus built on Ptolemy’s ideas, the role others played in getting his work published, and the author’s search for original copies of Copernicus’s De revolutionibus. 2016.

Biography

The Huntress: The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson; Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher
DB85379 11 hours 39 minutes
by Alice Arlen and Michael J. Arlen
read by Blair Brown
Biography of Alicia Patterson, founder and editor of Newsday. Discusses her early childhood in Chicago as part of a legendary journalism family, as well as her multiple marriages, adventures in early aviation, renown as a big-game hunter, and development of her own newspaper. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction
DB85614 5 hours 13 minutes
by Hugh Bowden
read by J.P. Linton
British scholar chronicles the life of the Macedonian king (356 BCE–323 BCE) who ruled one of the largest empires in the ancient world. Emphasizes contemporary accounts in assessing whether Alexander was a romantic hero or a bloodthirsty tyrant. Explores Alexander’s afterlife in popular imagination. 2014.

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon
DB85500 10 hours 3 minutes
by John Brant
read by Fred Sanders
Sportswriter chronicles Achon’s journey from being a boy soldier in Uganda to his success as an Olympic runner. Abducted at age twelve into the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, Achon escaped, trained as a runner, traveled to America for college, and became an Olympian and a humanitarian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter
DB84686 10 hours 18 minutes
by Barbara Leaming
read by Eliza Foss
Biography of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy Cavendish (1920–1948), sister of President John F. Kennedy. Describes her life in England as a socialite while her father served as U.S. ambassador, her romances, her eventual marriage to the heir of the Duke of Devonshire, and her husband’s death and its aftermath. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Joe Gould’s Teeth
DB85527 3 hours 19 minutes
by Jill Lepore
read by Jill Lepore
Historian and author of Book of Ages (DB77782) and The Secret History of Wonder Woman (DB80065) chronicles her investigation into the life and work of eccentric Joe Gould (1889–1957), who claimed to be working on a multimillion-word book. Examines the literary culture of his time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Love Warrior: A Memoir
DB85522 7 hours 37 minutes
by Glennon Doyle Melton
read by Glennon Doyle Melton
Just as the author, a former alcoholic and bulimic, thought that her life was on track with a happy marriage, three children, and a successful writing career, she discovered that her husband had betrayed her. The crisis forced her to examine her life and relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Tough as They Come
DB85219 9 hours 36 minutes
by Travis Mills
read by Andy Pyle
Army sergeant Travis Mills fought in Afghanistan as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. While he was on his third tour of duty in April 2012, an IED explosion cost him both arms and both legs. He shares his fight for survival, the difficult rehabilitation he went through, and how he continues to live a full life. 2015.

All Tomorrow’s Parties: A Memoir
DB85334 11 hours 55 minutes
by Rob Spillman
read by Bill Wallace
Memoir by the editor of the literary magazine Tin House. Spillman tells about his youth in West Berlin and his return to the city in 1990 with his wife. The son of two musicians, their divorce left him bouncing between parents and searching for a place to call home. Some strong language. 2016.

The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
DB85544 15 hours 55 minutes
by Laura Thompson
read by Maggie Mash
Born into country-house privilege, the Mitford sisters gained prominence in the high society of interwar London. But as the 1930s passed, they each grew into very different roles and their varied lives came to represent the political disparities of their country. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Business and Economics

Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country
DB85204 10 hours 59 minutes
by Alex Cuadros
read by Alex Cuadros
Journalist recounts his time stationed in Brazil for Bloomberg Newsfrom 2010 to 2016. Discusses the development of the billionaire class in the country and the societal and regulatory influences that allowed it to prosper. Recounts stories of fortunes gained and lost in short amounts of time. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Cooking

Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China
DB85803 5 hours 50 minutes
by Eddie Huang
read by Eddie Huang
Chef and author of Fresh Off the Boat (DB80907) chronicles his trip to China with his brothers, Emery and Evan, to explore their cultural heritage as he contemplated proposing marriage to his Italian American girlfriend. Explores his love of food, cultural identity, and family relationships. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Crime

Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice after Serial
DB85373 14 hours 33 minutes
by Rabia Chaudry
read by Rabia Chaudry
A family friend and defender of Adnan Syed details Syed’s experience following his conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Also discusses the podcast Serial, which shed new light on his case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us about Crime
DB85116 12 hours 14 minutes
by Val McDermid
read by Suzanne Duvall
Scottish author of A Place of Execution (DB67779) and other crime fiction—who is also a former journalist—examines the science and history of forensics in crime solving. Uses past cases to explain how such things as blood spatter, DNA, forensic psychology, fingerprinting, pathology, and entomology have proven guilt. Violence. 2014.

Diet and Nutrition

Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently
DB85518 6 hours 36 minutes
by David Ludwig
read by various narrators
Endocrinologist explains how low-fat diets trigger fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body, causing hunger and a slower metabolism. Presents a three-phase program that includes meals designed to cause fat cells to release their excess calories. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

General

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
DB85217 7 hours 28 minutes
by Chris Anderson
read by Jack Fox
President of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) organization presents guidelines for creating and delivering effective presentations to share your story in a way that connects with the audience. Topics covered include deciding on story points, use of supporting visuals, speaking, choice of fashion, and more. 2016.

Government and Politics

The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War against Radical Islam and Its Allies
DB86179 4 hours 27 minutes
by Michael T. Flynn and Michael Ledeen
read by Michael T. Flynn
Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency discusses his views on the grave danger that the American people face in the war on terror. Explains why he feels the government needs to take more decisive action against terrorists and how he thinks that should be done. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Trump vs. Clinton: In Their Own Words; Everything You Need to Know to Vote Your Conscience
DB85532 2 hours 49 minutes
by James Patterson
read by various narrators
A conversation on issues relevant to the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Pulls direct quotes from the Republican and Democratic nominees for president of the United States. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country after Obama
DB85816 8 hours 46 minutes
by Michael Savage
read by James Edward Thomas
The author of Government Zero (DB83065) argues that America has been undermined by external terrorists, internal anarchists, manipulative media, and contemptible politicians. He details his reasons for thinking that Hillary Clinton would be a dangerous president and that Donald Trump might be America’s greatest hope. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
DB85513 19 hours 49 minutes
by Larry Tye
read by Marc Cashman
A close look at the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy, who began his public life as counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy and later aided his brother Jack in his bids for the senate and the presidency. Draws on Kennedy’s unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, personal papers, and hundreds of interviews. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Language

The Story of English in 100 Words
DB85249 7 hours 46 minutes
by David Crystal
read by Bob Moore
Linguist explores the history of English vernacular. Selects and examines one hundred words (including the ancient, the cutting-edge, the indispensable, the fanciful, and the obscene) that illustrate the many sources, influences, and events that have shaped the English language. 2011.

Literature

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
DB85627 5 hours 5 minutes
by Rolena Adorno
read by Jeremy Gage
Recipient of the Modern Language Association’s Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement surveys three centuries of literature from and about Central and South America, including historical and polemical works, explorers’ travelogs, and poetry. 2011.

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet
DB85162 7 hours 27 minutes
by Philip Freeman
read by Kimberly Schraf
Classicist examines the life and times of the poet Sappho of Lesbos. Following the course of Sappho’s life from childhood to death, everyday life in Ancient Greece and what specifics are known about Sappho’s life are explored. Interspersed throughout the chapters are new translations of her poetry. 2016.

Children’s Literature: A Very Short Introduction
DB85629 6 hours 7 minutes
by Kimberley Reynolds
read by Terry Donnelly
Surveys the creation and analysis of children’s literature over the centuries. Examines research approaches, new technologies, and the practice of reflecting on society’s concerns. Proposes that, while children today have many sources of information (Internet, satellite television, computer games), literature can provide a protected way to explore ideas and issues. 2011.

Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist
DB84857 13 hours 20 minutes
by Anne Boyd Rioux
read by Kristin Allison
English professor profiles the niece of James Fenimore Cooper and an inspiration for Henry James’s heroine Isabel Archer, from The Portrait of a Lady (DB51264). Discusses Woolson’s (1840–1894) early life and influences, literary endeavors, personal relationships, unrequited romance with Henry James, and subsequent suicide. 2016.

Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour
DB85499 16 hours 39 minutes
by Richard Zacks
read by George Guidall
Chronicle of Mark Twain’s world tour, which began in 1895 as a way to pay off creditors due to Twain’s severe financial losses. Describes the cultures and countries Twain visited, including Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa. Discusses the impact on his lasting legacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Medicine and Health

The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body
DB85502 9 hours 37 minutes
by Ken Baker
read by Ken Baker
Memoir of celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player Ken Baker, who—after years of worrying about his low sex drive, inability to build muscle, and even the onset of lactation—discovered that a brain tumor had caused him to be biochemically infused with a female hormone. Movie tie-in. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Doctor’s Kidney Diets: A Nutritional Guide to Managing and Slowing the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
DB84190 7 hours 30 minutes
by Mandip S. Kang
read by Judie Yuill
Nephrologist provides an overview of how the kidneys work and how nutrition affects kidney function. Discusses dietary needs of different types of chronic kidney disease. Includes fifty recipes for kidney health for different diets and lists the nutritional information for each dish. 2015.

Music

Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It
DB85362 9 hours 18 minutes
by Bob Boilen
read by Brian Hemmingsen
A collection of thirty-five essays curated by NPR’s host of All Songs Considered. Musicians discuss the songs that influenced them. Includes essays from, among others, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater- Kinney, Smokey Robinson, St. Vincent, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Jackson Browne, Regina Carter, Asaf Avidan, Fantastic Negrito. Some strong language. 2016.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War
DB85247 10 hours 21 minutes
by Doug Bradley and Craig Werner
read by Bob Moore
A Vietnam veteran and a college professor present a history of the music of the Vietnam War, arranged chronologically. The authors share interviews with soldiers of diverse races and experiences, discuss the various ways soldiers acquired new music, and illustrate the importance of music to those serving. Some strong language. 2015.

Every Little Step: My Story
DB85283 8 hours 34 minutes
by Bobby Brown
read by Jake Williams
The singer and dancer tells his story. Chronicles his start in music at fourteen with the band New Edition, his solo career, his marriage to Whitney Houston, his admitted addictions and rages, and the tragic death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk
DB85364 7 hours 22 minutes
by John Doe
read by various narrators
Doe, frontman for the punk band called X, has gathered testimonies from dozens of his contemporaries in the Hollywood punk scene to put together an account of the prime years (1975–1980) of punk in Los Angeles. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy
DB85547 15 hours 9 minutes
by Mike Love and James S. Hirsch
read by Mike Love
One of the founding members of the Beach Boys reflects on his five decades with the band. He tells stories of his bandmates, the lyrics he wrote for some of the group’s big hits, and his take on the rise and fall of the Beach Boys. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired “Stagolee,” “John Henry,” and Other Traditional American Folk Songs
DB85346 11 hours 23 minutes
by Richard Polenberg
read by Michael Russotto
Historian recounts the background behind twenty-seven folk songs dating from the early 1800s to the 1930s. Discusses murders, thefts, catastrophes, and more, as well as the publication and performance histories of the songs that immortalize them. Some violence. 2015.

Nature and the Environment

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
DB85166 25 hours 27 minutes
by Douglas Brinkley
read by various narrators
Author of Cronkite (DB75163) and The Wilderness Warrior (DB69762) explores the environmental works and heritage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945). Discusses Roosevelt’s personal connections with nature and the work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was created as part of the New Deal. 2016.

Being a Beast: Adventures across the Species Divide
DB85318 7 hours 29 minutes
by Charles Foster
read by Charles Foster
Veterinarian and lecturer at Oxford University examines animal and human behavior by replicating the lives of particular animals, including badgers, otters, foxes, deer, and swifts. Shares adventures such as catching fish with his teeth, living in a sett—a badger’s den—for weeks, being hunted by bloodhounds, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood
DB85238 9 hours 47 minutes
by Terry Masear
read by Nora Achrati
Hummingbird rescue-and-rehabilitation organizer recounts a five-month period in 2008 when she took in 160 birds. Describes the lessons she learned from individual birds, particularly Gabriel and Pepper, male and female Anna’s hummingbirds, who came in a month apart and developed a bond. 2015.

Philosophy

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
DB85617 5 hours 52 minutes
by Jonathan Barnes
read by J.P. Linton
Explores life and writings of fourth-century-BC Greek who “bestrode antiquity like an intellectual colossus.” In his science and philosophy, he tackled fundamental questions of the nature of reality and change. Barnes describes Aristotle’s timeless philosophy, the vast influence of the structure and content of his thought. 2000.

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
DB85618 4 hours 42 minutes
by Henry Chadwick
read by Jeremy Gage
The theology and philosophy of Aurelius Augustinus (354–430), the North African bishop now known as Saint Augustine. Traces the influence of Plato and Cicero on Augustine’s thought, his conversion to Christianity, his reflections on Genesis and the holy Trinity, and his legacy. 1986.

Poetry

No Matter the Wreckage
DB85496 2 hours 17 minutes
by Sarah Kay
read by Sarah Kay
This debut collection of poetry features work from the first decade of Kay’s career. The subject matter includes family, love, travel, and unlikely romance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

Psychology and Self-Help

The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
DB85371 13 hours 32 minutes
by Mary Aiken
read by Rachel Fulginiti
Examination of the ways Internet usage affects human behavior. Highlights the worlds of online dating, gaming, and crime. Discusses societal norms and values, safety and security, and the perception of the world offline. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Freedom: My Book of Firsts
DB85285 5 hours 1 minute
by Jaycee Dugard
read by Mare Trevathan
In this follow up to A Stolen Life (DB73692), Dugard chronicles some of her memorable experiences after years as a captive. In addition to the joys of her new freedom, she discusses the challenges she faced rebuilding her life. Bestseller. 2016.

How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide through the Paradoxes of Modern Life
DB85369 7 hours 31 minutes
by Heather Havrilesky
read by Heather Havrilesky
Havrilesky hands out tough love and occasionally profane advice as the author of New York Magazine‘s “Ask Polly” column. She collects fan favorites along with material never published before on topics as wide-ranging as career, romance, and family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
DB85512 6 hours 57 minutes
by Daniel J. Levitin
read by Dan Piraro
Psychologist and author of The Organized Mind (DB80105) guides readers through the overload of information bombarding Internet users. Advice on how to judge the reliability of information and combat misrepresentations, bad data, distortions of the truth, and flat-out lying. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Religion

My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir
DB852937 hours 27 minutes
by Colleen Carroll Campbell
read by Dale Allen
Collection of six essays by journalist reflecting on her spiritual journey and reconciling her faith with an identity influenced by modern feminism. Discusses learning about saints’ lives, her relationship with her family—especially after her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis—and her struggle with infertility and strict Catholic teachings. 2012.

It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba
DB85291 5 hours 16 minutes
by Liz Curtis Higgs
read by Patricia Kilgarriff
Author of Bad Girls of the Bible (DB67302) presents virtues for women to strive for to embody the lessons taught by the story of the Queen of Sheba. Topics include boldness, openness, seeking wise counsel, humbleness, honesty, encouragement of others, praising God, and more. 2015.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
DB85630 5 hours 56 minutes
by Timothy H. Lim
read by J.P. Linton
Scholar retraces the 1947 discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Bedouin shepherds, their impact on our understanding of ancient Judaism and the origins of Christianity, and the controversies surrounding their translation and interpretation. Discusses the ways modern technology has aided analysis of the scrolls. 2005.

A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve
DB85382 10 hours 49 minutes
by Mother Teresa
read by various narrators
Collection of previously unpublished writings by twentieth-century Catholic saint and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, who was known for her work in India. Discusses ways to show compassion in one’s everyday life. Includes testimonials from those Mother Teresa worked with and prayers from the devotional she used. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage: Folktales, Legends, and Letters
DB84252 11 hours 18 minutes
by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Peninnah Schram
read by Marsha Rehns
Rabbi Sasso and Schram, a professor of speech and drama, share the stories of love and romance they have collected from the Jewish storytelling tradition, both printed and spoken. Includes biblical and rabbinical stories, folktales, love letters, and contemporary experiences. Provides guidance on creating your own love story. 2015.

Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling
DB84189 23 hours 38 minutes
by Carole Satyamurti
read by Michael Scherer
Blank verse retelling of the foundational Hindu text. Explores the epic story of the Kurukshetra War and fates of the families involved, presents philosophical and devotional points of contemplation, and includes the Bhagavad Gita. 2015.

Dear Jesus: Seeking His Light in Your Life
DB85193 6 hours 36 minutes
by Sarah Young
read by Don Feldheim
Devotional from the author of Jesus Lives (DB85047) exploring the concept of dialoguing directly with Jesus. At the end of each entry is a series of excerpts from scriptures regarding the topic discussed. 2007.

Science and Technology

The Cell: A Very Short Introduction
DB85659 4 hours 21 minutes
by Terence Allen and Graham Cowling
read by Mark Ashby
Explains the structure and characteristics of cells; the process by which they divide, repair themselves, and sometimes “commit suicide;” the roles played by different types of cells, including stem cells; and the ways cellular therapy is used to fight diseases. 2011.

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction
DB85657 5 hours 6 minutes
by Sebastian G.B. Amyes
read by Robert Sams
Professor of microbial chemotherapy at the University of Edinburgh explains the origins, evolution, and discovery of bacteria; why some bacteria are beneficial and others are toxic; the role of antibiotics in medicine; and the threat posed by antibiotic resistance. 2013.

Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
DB85628 4 hours 20 minutes
by David Muir Wood
read by Peter Johnson
Engineering professor describes the role of the civil engineer and how it evolved. Illustrates society’s infrastructure created to manage nature’s power sources. Discusses materials employed, water and waste management, and damage inflicted by movements of wind, water, and earth. Examines memorable projects, structural failures, technological advances, and future challenges. 2012.

Social Sciences

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
DB85242 17 hours 27 minutes
by Nancy Isenberg
read by Peter Johnson
Historian looks at the role of poor, white people in American history. Examines both public policy and popular opinion about poverty, from early settlers through the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Great Depression, and even early twenty-first-century reality TV, disproving the myth of America as a class-free society. Bestseller. 2016.

The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure
DB85213 12 hours 52 minutes
by Henry Petroski
read by Bill Burton
Civil engineer chronicles the development of the United States’ transportation infrastructure. Analyzes the choices made at decision points, the impact on the ways communities grew and declined, and policy issues that affect maintenance and further development of the system. 2016.

The Kingdom of Speech
DB85507 4 hours 40 minutes
by Tom Wolfe
read by Robert Petkoff
Author of Back to Blood (DB75774) and The Bonfire of the Vanities (DB26040) examines research into human evolution and the development of speech. Argues that the use of language, particularly in the abstract, is outside of the evolutionary process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Sports and Recreation

The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World
DB85510 7 hours 1 minute
by Dan Ackerman
read by Dan Ackerman
A journalist from CNET examines the seemingly primitive video game that became a worldwide obsession. From its inception behind the Iron Curtain through the complicated story of its licensing, the author looks at the people behind Tetris and the game’s impact and influence on later online games. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

Travel

Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
DB85348 7 hours 31 minutes
by Sarah Marquis
read by Nicola Daval
National Geographic explorer chronicles a 10,000-mile solo hike from Siberia to Australia. Discusses logistical considerations for her hike, adventures she encountered—including having to deal with the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback, sickness, and setbacks—and her ultimate triumph. Shares feelings she experienced during the trek. Translated from French. 2014.

My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth
DB85521 4 hours 40 minutes
by Wendy E. Simmons
read by Jeena Yi
Account of a sanctioned ten-day journey through North Korea. Describes the culture she encountered—primarily through a guided and government-planned schedule—her own reactions to the experiences, and the sense of paranoia that escalated the longer she stayed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

U.S. History

The American West: A Very Short Introduction
DB85648 4 hours 41 minutes
by Stephen Aron
read by Robert Sams
Examination of a long, complicated history, beginning before the West was American and extending into the twenty-first century. Describes migrations westward, rivalries between French, Spanish, and British empire-builders, and conflicts with Mexico and Indians. Discusses the Gold Rush, the mingling of cultures, water conservation, and Hollywood-produced Westerns. 2015.

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest; a True Story of the Jim Crow South
DB86172 10 hours 55 minutes
by Beth Macy
read by Suzanne Toren
Journalist chronicles the lives of two boys, George and Willie Muse, kidnapped by a white man from the fields they worked in the Jim Crow South. Captured into the circus to perform as freaks, they became global sensations; but their mother endured a twenty-eight year struggle to get them back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

War

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience during World War II
DB86198 8 hours 13 minutes
by Albert Marrin
read by Marc Cashman
An account of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Examines the history of racism in America, the path of decision making that led to the internment, and Japan’s own struggles with racism that led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2016.

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction
DB85616 5 hours 49 minutes
by Harry Sidebottom
read by L.J. Ganser
Focusing on the Mediterranean region between 750 BC and AD 650, historian examines how Greeks, Romans, and their adversaries thought about and waged war. Discusses types of warfare, leadership, recruitment, equipment, training, and attitudes. Proposes that classical thinkers’ war concerns—causes, justifications, limits—can elucidate the past and present. 2004.

World History

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction
DB85612 2 hours 58 minutes
by John Blair
read by George Holmes
England’s origins from fifth-century settlements to the 1066 Norman invasion. Discusses pagan Britons under Roman rule, shifting power balances, the sixth-century conversion to Christianity, and the eighth-century beginning of ethnic unity. Concludes with strengths of extant Anglo-Saxon structures, including villages, roads, and language. 1984.

Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
DB86171 17 hours 52 minutes
by John R. Bruning
read by Brian Troxell
An account of how Paul Irving “Pappy” Gunn, a renegade naval aviator, fought to free his family, who had been imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II. Even after being shot down multiple times, Gunn continued to wage a one-man war to find his wife and children. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction
DB85613 4 hours 37 minutes
by Davíd Carrasco
read by Ken Kliban
A history of the Mesoamerican empire that included more than five million people at the time Spanish general Hernán Cortés arrived in 1519. Discusses the foundation, expansion, and fall of the Aztec civilization; its art, architecture, and philosophy; and its rituals of human sacrifice. 2012.

Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction
DB85653 4 hours 24 minutes
by William Doyle
read by Marsha Rehns
History professor describes the social hierarchical elites who set the dominant cultural norms until the nineteenth century. Examines their behaviors and self-assessments. Discusses feudalism, nobility’s connection with wealth, sources of revenue, leisure activities, residences, education, and religion. Highlights inequality as the essence of aristocracy and analyzes its demise. 2010.

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
DB85813 12 hours 19 minutes
by Ben Ehrenreich
read by Ben Ehrenreich
Drawing on his years spent living with families in both large cities and small villages, journalist Ehrenreich describes daily life in war-torn Palestine. He depicts, among other things, the effects of Israeli military rule, interactions with Israeli settlers, and the country’s elaborate series of fences, checkpoints, and barriers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Third Reich in Power
DB85164 35 hours 35 minutes
by Richard J. Evans
read by Kerry Dukin
Author of The Coming of the Third Reich (DB81588) chronicles the rule of the Nazi Party in Germany from 1933 to 1939. Examines social programs such as the Hitler Youth, industrialization initiatives, the beginnings of the concentration camps, and resistance movements. Some violence. 2005.

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939
DB85290 16 hours 10 minutes
by Adam Hochschild
read by Catherine Byers
Author of To End All Wars (DB74892) chronicles American involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Pays particular attention to otherwise ordinary individuals, including a nineteen-year-old honeymooner, journalists, college students-turned-volunteers, and a young couple who spent time studying in Moscow. Violence and some strong language. 2016.

Richard III: A Ruler and His Reputation
DB85221 14 hours 10 minutes
by David Horspool
read by Jake Williams
An examination of the legends and realities of the life of England’s King Richard III, whose reputation has changed many times in the centuries since his death. He was pivotal in the Wars of the Roses and the end of England’s medieval period, both of which are addressed in this narrative-style biography. 2015.

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters
DB85312 4 hours 55 minutes
by Giles Milton
read by Giles Milton
Journalist delves into little-known colorful stories from across history. Depicts, among other things, a cook who survived the sinking of the Titanic after pickling himself with whiskey, a man who survived the atomic bombings in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hitler’s final hours, and the female Robinson Crusoe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction
DB85611 5 hours 9 minutes
by Amanda H. Podany
read by Catherine Byers
History professor illuminates 3,000 years of contributions of the “cradle of civilization,” a legacy little known until nineteenth-century excavations. Focuses on thirty-three cuneiform texts which afford insights into the relationships of gods and kings, trade, agriculture, law, and diplomacy, and dispels misperceptions of ancient peoples as primitive or barbaric. 2014.

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction
DB85615 5 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Radner
read by Catherine Byers
Professor of Ancient Near East history illuminates the multicultural kingdom whose heritage shaped life in the Mediterranean region and Middle East. Nineteenth-century excavations in cities of Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Israel, and other sites provide detailed insights into Assyrians’ government, religion, trade networks, living conditions, travel, warfare, and libraries. 2015.

Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction
DB85619 5 hours 43 minutes
by Peter Sarris
read by J.P. Linton
Historian asserts that, even though Enlightenment thinkers dismissed the empire founded by Constantine as unworthy of serious study, its political, intellectual, and scientific achievements deserve recognition. Describes Byzantine military conquests, Christianity’s central role in the culture, and the fall of Constantinople in 1453. 2015.

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Books for Children

Listed books were recently sent to cooperating libraries. Books and magazines are also available for immediate download from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. To order books or sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library. Regional library telephone numbers and email addresses are listed on the last pages of this magazine.

Books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

Children’s Fiction

Adventure

Hooray for Spring! My Little Pony
DB85380 0 hours 11 minutes
by Louise Alexander
read by Tracey Patrillo
Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, and the rest of the ponies celebrate the beginning of spring by planting flower seeds and waking up hibernating critters. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

Power Ponies to the Rescue! My Little Pony
DB85377 0 hours 8 minutes
by Magnolia Belle
read by Tracey Patrillo
A dragon named Spike and the ponies—Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Applejack—are pulled into a comic-book world where they must defeat an evil mare! Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

Finding Dory
DB85188 2 hours 29 minutes
retold by Suzanne Francis
read by Colleen Delany
Blue tang fish Dory, who frequently forgets things, suddenly remembers her parents. Determined to find them, Dory, Nemo, and his dad set out on an epic ocean adventure. Adaptation of the Disney and Pixar Animation Studios film version. For grades 2-4. 2016.

The Secret Life of Pets
DB85429 2 hours 29 minutes
retold by David Lewman
read by Mare Trevathan
Max the dog has a perfect life with his owner, until the day she brings home another dog, Duke. Misfortune gets them lost in the city, and Max’s crazy animal friends embark on an adventure to bring them home. Adaptation of the Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment film version. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Welcome to Rainbow Falls! My Little Pony
DB85464 0 hours 18 minutes
by Olivia London
read by Tracey Petrillo
Twilight Sparkle visits the city of Rainbow Falls to watch the Ponyville Flyers compete in the qualifiers for the Equestria Games. She sends her friend Spike postcards describing the marketplace, the arena, and the qualifier competition. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

The Ark Plan: Edge of Extinction
DB85233 8 hours 58 minutes
by Laura Martin
read by Emily Ellet
A century and a half after cloned dinosaurs forced humans to move into underground compounds to survive, Sky Mundy discovers a clue to the whereabouts of her long-missing father. She ventures above ground on a quest that has the potential to save the world. For grades 4-7. 2016.

The Scourge
DB85514 8 hours 46 minutes
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
read by Brittany Pressley
When a deadly plague known as the Scourge returns to Keldan, the victims are sent to Attic Island, and Ani is among them. But Ani does not feel sick, and with the help of her best friend, Weevil, she sets out to uncover the truth. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Supergirl at Super Hero High
DB85322 5 hours 22 minutes
by Lisa Yee
read by Anais Fairweather
After losing her home planet, Krypton, a powerful Supergirl struggles to find her place in Super Hero High. Not wanting to be alone in the world, she focuses on making friends, and in the process learns how to battle the dangers in the universe. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Family

Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume 3
DB85321 1 hour 0 minutes
by Kate DiCamillo
read by Lorna Raver
Tired of listening to her overbearing sister, Eugenia, Baby Lincoln impulsively follows her dreams and embarks on a special journey, surprising everyone—including herself. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2016.

Wolfie the Bunny
DB852730 hours 6 minutes
by Ame Dyckman
read by Mary Elaine Monti
When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up. However, a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2015.

The Best Man
DB85808 4 hours 27 minutes
by Richard Peck
read by Michael Crouch
Archer has four important role models in his life—his dad, his grandfather, his uncle, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod start dating, Archer’s sixth-grade year becomes one he’ll never forget. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Fantasy

Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
DB85220 6 hours 33 minutes
by Melissa de la Cruz
read by Abigail Maupin
Content to remain in the good kingdom of Auradon, the reformed children of Disney’s villains try to ignore the threatening messages that they must return to their homes on The Isle of the Lost (DB82732). But they worry that Maleficent may have escaped. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2016.

A Most Magical Girl
DB85315 8 hours 15 minutes
by Karen Foxlee
read by Jayne Entwistle
When Annabel’s mother abruptly leaves her with two mysterious aunts, she is thrust into a magical side of Victorian London she never knew existed. Annabel discovers that she is the key to saving the city from an evil wizard bent on destroying all good magic. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 and 2
DB85528 6 hours 23 minutes
by Jack Thorne
read by Ryan Dalusung
Special rehearsal-edition script for a play that is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. Nineteen years after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s youngest son, Albus, struggles with his family’s legacy. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

The Mad Apprentice
DB85260 7 hours 24 minutes
by Django Wexler
read by Cassandra Morris
Alice and five other apprentice Readers from The Forbidden Library (DB85267) face the fight of their lives when they are sent into the magical library of a late rival Reader. This library is, it turns out, still protected by a vicious guardian. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2015.

The Palace of Glass
DB85258 8 hours 17 minutes
by Django Wexler
read by Cassandra Morris
After learning the truth about her uncle, Alice searches for a book that will allow her to exact her revenge. But she unwittingly sets off a far larger battle than she ever imagined. Sequel to The Mad Apprentice (DB85260). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Friendship

Beautiful Blue World
DB85546 5 hours 7 minutes
by Suzanne LaFleur
read by Christy Carlson Romano
Sofarende is at war, and the army is paying families well to recruit children. If twelve-year-old Mathilde or her best friend, Megs, is chosen, they hope to help their families, but they fear they will be separated forever. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Cupcake Diaries, Books 9–12
DB85234 11 hours 31 minutes
by Coco Simon
read by various narrators
Another set of middle school adventures, written between 2012 and 2013, featuring four friends with a talent for baking sweet treats. Includes Katie and the Cupcake War; Mia’s Boiling Point; Emma, Smile and Say “Cupcake!”; and Alexis Gets Frosted. For grades 4-7. 2013.

Growing Up

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
DB85227 3 hours 41 minutes
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Relates how the lives of four ethnically diverse children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Historical Fiction

Talking Leaves
DB85365 4 hours 36 minutes
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Joseph Bruchac
After many years, thirteen-year-old Uwohali reconnects with his father, Sequoyah. But when Sequoyah’s new obsession with strange markings causes concern with the tribe, Uwohali learns that his father is writing the Cherokee syllabary. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Holidays

Tricks and Treats: My Little Pony
DB85505 0 hours 12 minutes
by D. Jakobs
read by Tracey Petrillo
Twilight Sparkle and her friends dress up in silly costumes for Nightmare Night, but the appearance of Princess Luna terrifies everyone in Ponyville. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

Humor

The Ghastly McNastys, Books 1–3
DB85136 5 hours 44 minutes
by Lyn Gardner
read by David DeBoy
Books one through three, written between 2013 and 2014, featuring twin pirate brothers Gruesome and Grisly McNasty. In The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring, the pirates discover they aren’t the only ones searching for treasure. Includes Raiders of the Lost Shark and Fright in the Night. For grades 3-6. 2014.

Jacky Ha-Ha
DB84688 4 hours 34 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Tara Sands
Twelve-year-old Jacky “Ha-Ha” Hart’s class-clown antics help her cope with issues at home and keep everyone’s attention off her stutter. But when she’s required to act in the school play to appease her frustrated teachers, Jacky must conquer her fears. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2016.

Are We There Yet?
DB84614 0 hours 4 minutes
by Dan Santat
read by Robert Petkoff
A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is. He uses his imagination to make the road trip truly fun. Commercial audiobook. For preschool-grade 2. 2016.

Mystery

Click Here to Start
DB85470 7 hours 52 minutes
by Denis Markell
read by Greg Watanabe
When twelve-year-old Ted inherits his great-uncle’s collection of junk and all the treasure in his apartment, Ted realizes the apartment is set up like a real-life video game. He must solve the puzzles with his friends to discover the treasure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2016.

Scary Stories

Eerie Elementary, Books 1–4
DB85187 3 hours 42 minutes
by Jack Chabert
read by David DeBoy
Books one through four, written between 2014 and 2016, featuring hall monitor Sam Graves and his friends and their battle against their malevolent school. Includes The School Is Alive!, The Locker Ate Lucy!, Recess Is a Jungle!, and The Science Fair Is Freaky!. For grades K-3. 2016.

The Haunting of Falcon House
DB85403 5 hours 1 minute
by Eugene Yelchin
read by Erik Sandvold
1891. Twelve-year-old Lev Lvov travels to Saint Petersburg, Russia, to assume his duties as prince, but he must first use his special gift to rid the Falcon House of a ghost. For grades 3-6. 2016.

Science Fiction

Spaced Out: A Moon Base Alpha Novel
DB85276 7 hours 34 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Mike Stefanelli
Twelve-year-old Dashiell, a resident of Moon Base Alpha, searches for the base’s missing commander. Meanwhile, the mean-spirited Sjoberg twins are causing problems, and an alien is hiding a secret. Sequel to Space Case (DB82700). For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.

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Children’s Nonfiction

Animals

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
DB85191 0 hours 17 minutes
by Chris Barton
read by Ken Jackson
Chronicles the life and achievements of Lonnie Johnson, a NASA engineer and inventor. Highlights range from his inquisitive childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun. For grades K-3. 2016.

Solving the Puzzle under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
DB85250 0 hours 27 minutes
by Robert Burleigh
read by Margaret Strom
Short biography of scientist Marie Tharp (1920–2006), who was the first person to map the world’s seafloors, beginning with the Atlantic Ocean. With the help of her friend and colleague, Bruce Heezen, Marie’s mapping project would take twenty years to complete. For preschool-grade 2 and older readers. 2016.

Real Bios, Books 1–5
DB85034 4 hours 20 minutes
by Marie Morreale
read by Gary Telles
Five short biographies featuring a music group, an actor, an online celebrity, a soccer star, and a baseball player. Provides the inside scoop on their lives, fun facts, and more. Includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Ansel Elgort, Bethany Mota, Lionel Messi, and Mike Trout. For grades 2-4. 2016.

This Kid Can Fly: It’s about Ability (Not Disability)
DB85245 3 hours 9 minutes
by Aaron Philip
read by Bob Moore
Young artist and disability activist’s memoir recounts his inspirational journey. Discusses living with cerebral palsy in New York City, his many challenges, and triumphs such as his popular Tumblr blog, Aaronverse, that has succeeded in raising awareness. For grades 4-7. 2016.

History

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
DB85189 1 hour 15 minutes
by Russell Freedman
read by Colleen Delany
Recounts the history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. The San Francisco Bay island served as an entry point for half a million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century. Highlights life in the detention barracks, interrogations, and the hardships the immigrants endured. For grades 5-8. 2013.

Science

Megafast, Books 1–4
DB85190 2 hours 27 minutes
by John Farndon
read by Alejandro Ruiz
Four books featuring streamlined, superfast vehicles. Highlights record-breaking speeds, racetrack facts, and more. Includes Megafast Cars, Megafast Motorcycles, Megafast Planes, and Megafast Trucks. For grades 3-6. 2016.

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Foreign Language Books

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Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.

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Maze Runner: Virus Letal (The Kill Order)
DB83951 10 horas 18 minutos
por James Dashner
leído por María Pino
En esta precuela de Maze Runner: Correr o Morir (DB81993), Mark y Trina sobreviven las fulguraciones solares que asolan la Tierra. Pero extranjeros armados con un virus que induce la rabia y la locura atacan su asentamiento en los montes Apalaches. Traducido del inglés. Algunas descripciones de violencia. Para grados 6 a 9 y lectores mayores. (Prequel to Maze Runner: Correr o Morir (DB81993). Mark and Trina live through the sun flares that devastate Earth. Then, strangers armed with a virus that induces rage and lunacy attack their Appalachian Mountains settlement. Translated from English. Some violence. For grades 6 -9 and older readers.) 2013.

La Tienda Roja (The Red Tent)
DB83958 12 horas 33 minutos
por Anita Diamant
leído por Irma Bello
Diná, la única hija de Lía y Jacob en el libro de Génesis, emerge de la saga bíblica para contar su historia y la de las mujeres a su alrededor. Publicado originalmente en 1997. Algunas descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Dinah, the only daughter of Leah and Jacob in the book of Genesis, departs from the biblical saga to recount her story and that of the women around her. First published in English in 1997. Some violence and some descriptions of sex.) 2014.

Armas, Gérmenes, y Acero (Guns, Germs, and Steel)
DB82000 31 horas 53 minutos
por Jared Diamond
leído por Aurelio Dominguez
Un profesor de geografía examina las formaciones dispares de las sociedades humanas por todo el mundo en términos de riqueza y poder. Diamond postula que los accidentes de la geografía y el medio ambiente, en lugar de las diferencias raciales, favorecieron algunas civilizaciones sobre otras en el desarrollo de la agricultura, las instituciones sociales y las tecnologías. (Professor of geography examines the disparate formations of human societies around the world in terms of wealth and power. Diamond argues that accidents of geography and environment, rather than racial differences, favored some civilizations over others for developing agriculture, social institutions, and technologies.) 2013.

Antagonía
DB82995 76 horas 56 minutos
por Luis Goytisolo
leído por Martin Untrojb
Una novela expansiva por el premiado autor español se compone de cuatro libros: Recuento (1973), Los verdes de mayo hasta el mar (1976), La cólera de Aquiles (1979), Teoría del Conocimiento (1981). En Recuento, el catalán Raúl Ferrer Gaminde descubre su vocación de escritor. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Expansive novel by award-winning Spanish author consists of four books: Recuento (1973), Los Verdes de Mayo hasta el Mar (1976), La Cólera de Aquiles (1979), Teoría del Conocimiento (1981). In Recuento, Catalonian Raúl Ferrer Gaminde discovers his vocation as a writer. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2012.

Nunca Te Olvidé (I Never Forgot You)
DB83957 7 horas 53 minutos
por Pilar Lepe
leído por Irma Bello
Inglaterra, siglo diecinueve. Jane ha vivido casi toda su vida en Willoby Manor, pasando una existencia tranquila como la compañera de Eleanor, la hija del conde. Sin embargo, con el retorno de Scott, el hijo mayor del conde, todo cambia; recuerdos olvidados emergen con un torbellino de emociones para ella. (England, nineteenth century. Jane has lived almost all her life in Willoby Manor as the companion to the count’s daughter, Eleanor. With the return of the count’s eldest son, Scott, her world is turned upside down, and long-forgotten memories emerge in a whirlwind of emotions for her.) 2015.

La Ley de los Justos (The Law of the Righteous)
DB82967 47 horas 30 minutos
por Chufo Lloréns
leído por María Pino
En Barcelona a finales del siglo diecinueve, un amor prohibido florece entre Juan Pedro Bonafont, hijo de una costurera, y Candela, la sobrina de Práxedes Ripoll, prominente propietario de una fábrica, poniendo al descubierto las tensiones dentro de la sociedad catalana que habitan. Violencia y lenguaje injurioso. (In late nineteenth-century Barcelona, a forbidden love blossoms between Juan Pedro Bonafont, son of a seamstress, and Candela, the niece of Práxedes Ripoll, a prominent factory owner, laying bare the tensions within the Catalan society they inhabit. Violence and strong language.) 2015.

No Te Enganches: #TodoPasa (Don’t Get Hooked: #EverythingHappens)
DB82982 9 horas 37 minutos
por César Lozano
leído por Peter Pereyra
Lozano, un anfitrión de programa de radio y orador motivacional mexicano proporciona consejos detallados para el mantenimiento de la positividad y para asegurar que no estamos atraídos hacia las actitudes y emociones negativas que nos rodean constantemente en la era digital. (Mexican radio-show host and motivational speaker Lozano provides detailed tips for maintaining positivity and not being drawn into the negative attitudes and emotions that constantly surround us in the digital age.) 2015.

Cinco Esquinas (Five Corners)
DB82981 9 horas 54 minutos
por Mario Vargas Llosa
leído por Alejandro Ruiz
Lima, Peru. Rolando Garro, director de un periódico sensacionalista, intenta destruir la reputación de un prominente ingeniero de minas, poniendo en marcha una serie de acontecimientos que revelan la corrupción, la intriga, y la violencia en el Perú de Fujimori. Por el autor ganador del Premio Nobel. Violencia, lenguaje injurioso, y descripciones de índole sexual. (Lima, Peru. Rolando Garro, director of a tabloid newspaper, attempts to destroy a prominent mining engineer’s reputation, setting in motion a sequence of events that reveals the corruption, intrigue, and violence in Fujimori’s Peru. By the Nobel Prize-winning author. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex.) 2016.

Cuentos de Mujeres Solas (Stories of Solitary Women)
DB81990 6 horas 49 minutos
por Varios Autores
leído por María Pino
Una colección de cuentos clásicos de la literatura universal que explora el tema de la soledad de las mujeres. Incluye selecciones de Katherine Mansfield, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever, Nuria Barrios, y Carlos Fuentes. Con un prólogo de Marcela Serrano. (A collection of classic short stories from world literature that explores the theme of the solitude of women. Includes selections from Katherine Mansfield, Flannery O’Connor, John Cheever, Nuria Barrios, and Carlos Fuentes. With a prologue by Marcela Serrano.) 2002.

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The Nation (34 issues)

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